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Michael Maizels

Michael Maizels is the Mellon New Media Curator/Lecturer at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. He is the author of Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath.

Titles by This Author

A maker of visually elegant and conceptually intricate games, Jason Rohrer is among the most widely heralded art game designers in the short but vibrant history of the field. His games range from the elegantly simple to others of almost Byzantine complexity. Passage (2007)—acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York—uses game rules and procedurals to create a contemporary memento mori that captures an entire lifetime in five minutes. In Chain World (2011), each subsequent player of the game’s single copy modifies the rules of the universe.