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Super Mario Brothers as Surrealist Art?

2:19

We all know the Mario Brothers. But have you ever stepped back and tried looking at those games from a fresh perspective? They're bananas! There are armored turtles who stand on their hind legs and steal princesses! There are bullets with FACES! We make a case for Mario's inclusion into a canon of art wider than "Video Game": we think Mario is a piece of surrealist art.

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Off Book: Video Games

Off Book: Video Games

Video games are important. They are a storytelling medium, a place for self-expression, a sandbox for the h...

Off Book: Animated GIFs

Off Book: Animated GIFs

GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout their history, they have served a huge...

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Idea Channel questions whether math is "real" or a feature of human creation.

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