Alex Handy's Blog
Director and founder of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE), Alex Handy has been writing about videogames and technology for 17 years, now. His work has appeared in many long dead magazines, Websites and journals.
The MADE is a 501c(3) non-profit videogame museum in the heart of downtown Oakland. The Museum hosts events, playable exhibits, and free programming classes for kids every Saturday. In 2011, the MADE inherited the GamePro collection. Since that time, the collection has grown to include over 5000 games and over 100 consoles and computers.
alex AT themade.org
This is a modification of a piece I wrote for our Kickstarter page. It's update number 33, but really, it's a piece that looks back at four years running a game museum in a hidden location in downtown Oakland on a budget of, basically, $0. I liked how it
The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment turns 4 this weekend. We're having a party Saturday, the 26th from 12 to 6, so come and visit! We figured it was time for a post mortem on the MADE.
In April, the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment commissioned a Minecraft recreation of downtown Oakland, California. The results were exhibited to the public at the Oakland Museum of California, where visitors then interacted with the Oakland map.
It's 17 years old, but GamePro TV episodes from 1996 have a lot to teach us about the cyclical nature of the videogame business, and maybe, just maybe, a little something about ourselves.
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