First Person Art


This week had us gawking at art and photography that transports — to places magical, funny, troubling.

First Person Soccer – super visceral ad by Guy Ritchie (Mr. Madonna, Lock Stock) makes you the soccer star

First Person Parkour – graphically beautiful game puts you in the head (and in control) of a free running master (find out how it works at Edge)

First/Third Splitscreen – Radiohead goes activist with a video that thoughtfully compares a kid’s life in the first and third world. Kudos to MTV Exit

Subway Culture Jam – mystery editing of NYC subway ads results in fall down hilarity

Massive Moving Wall – Beijing’s GreenPix gets in your face with is a huge, gorgeous media wall that has zero carbon footprint

Where the Mekong Die – Suthep Kritsanavarin captures jaw dropping scenery and puts you in the shoes of fishermen along the Mekong in Thailand

2 Responses to “First Person Art”


  1. 1 David Simon

    Mirror’s Edge looks amazing and promising. It’s the game I’ve always wanted to make. Well, mine would take place in the Integral Trees universe, but still.

    Free-running gameplay, interesting plot, novel use of first-person, themes of subversiveness and tension, and very shiny graphics… if Mirror’s Edge ends up sucking despite all its promise, there’s no justice.

  2. 2 Jason

    It does look stunning, doesn’t it? Bonus for having a female protagonist that actually looks human. And the risks they’ve taken with the palette in a world of games featuring muddy browns and grays is stunning.

    The main concern I have is that it’s tough to imagine satisfying control of a character so intimately involved with the environment when you can’t see her limbs. But the developers spend a good amount of time discussing the challenges of doing just that in the Edge article. Here’s hoping they get it right.

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