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We want to have you in our permanent collection

Time: May 29, 2015 at 6pm to September 16, 2015 at 7pm
Location: http://www.ffxi4u.com
Event Type: http://www.ffxi4u.com
Organized By: sandywang5230
Latest Activity: May 29, 2015

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It was a good way to ease into gaming happening in the museum. The plan was based on being as true to Minecraft plus art plus design - not just bringing a computer to Final Fantasy XIV game in a new area but going to a place you've never been." The finished programme sprawls across the whole museum and caters to a real variety of potential visitors: animated projections featuring Minecraft torches and vines flicker in the pendentives of the entrance hall; a katana sword made by Aronowitz nestles amongst the rest of the artefacts in the Japan Gallery; a giant pop-up book can be thumbed through in the art library; 3D printing and papercraft workshops generate a queue from the Sackler Centre to the sculpture hall. It's Aronowitz's work which has Winters most excited."Greg is an artist in Los Angeles and he's worked on a bunch of Minecons with us and he has a repertoire as long as they come, with Spielberg and Lucas. He's worked on tonnes of films. I said,'Can you make one piece? I want something where a kid will come into a gallery they've never been to because they see a Minecraft piece there.'"I listed out all these ideas I had for him to pick one and he was like,'I want to do them all!' Final total, it's 22 art pieces that were put into the museum. It's weird mashup things like an Enderman version of The Scream, a Minecraft version of a Japanese samurai sword." After the V and A the artworks will turn up at Minecon, Orlando in November. Orlando is a Cheap FF14 Gil right pain to get to from Finsbury Park (Florida is at least Zone 5) so I ask whether they would mind terribly hosting one in the UK."We won't do another this year but we try not to even propose places because it would be sad to get people excited but yeah. The UK is our second biggest fanbase after the US so it's a natural place at some point, it's just when it happens." Given its interest in gaming and that, over in New York, the Museum of Modern Art is keenly collecting Final Fantasy XIV games as examples of design I ask whether the V and A is likely to try to acquire Minecraft for itself."We haven't discussed that at the moment," is the response. It isn't a no, though, and the MoMA collaboration seems to be an entirely positive experience from Mojang's point of view."The founders founded the company based on wanting to be the most influential independent Final Fantasy XIV game studio in the world and when you can move into different spaces even though at the core we're a Final Fantasy XIV game studio? It's amazing that MoMA would be like'We want to have you in our permanent collection'." For those not based in the UK or near Florida, Winters adds that other museum collaborations are likely."I have a few in my inbox at the moment. After the Minecon tickets sold out so quickly I've made it my personal thing to work on, finding cool collaborations to do so we can have people interact with the Final Fantasy XIV game in new ways around the world."

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