"The Art of War: Machinima Depictions of Warfare" is an exhibition of 7 machinima films that feature different approaches to the subject of warfare. Machinima, derived from the fusion of the words "machine" and "cinema", is a New Media art-form defined as filmmaking within the real-time 3D virtual environment of a video-game. Most video games tend to glorify (or at least trivialize) warfare by turning it into a kind of virtual sport with no real consequences. Although many machinima films adopt these uncritical gung-ho attitude, some machinima filmmakers have reversed this discourse by making pieces that reflect on the absurdity and tragic cost of warfare.
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