Into the Pixel, December 2016Go Back
ON VIEW IN THe EDUCATION CENTER GALLERY
December 16, 2016 – February 26, 2017
In partnership with The Entertainment Software Association and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, SAM is exhibiting selections from the annual Into the Pixel collection. Created in 2004, the annual ITP art exhibit honors video game artists who continue to push the interactive entertainment art form forward.
Into the Pixel is a one-of-a-kind exhibition of art created by acclaimed video game developers. A juried panel – comprised of leading art historians, curators and experts – selects new pieces via a competitive process open to video game artists and storytellers from around the world. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the U.S. video game industry, began gathering this collection in 2004.
In Pennsylvania alone, approximately two thousand people are employed by the video game industry with an average salary of $106,000. The Pennsylvania video game industry contributes more than $42 million to the local economy. Across the USA more than 146,000 Americans are employed in this sector which creates an economic impact of more than $6.2 billion.