Prof. Dr. Stephan Günzel

Media Theory

Professor Dr. Günzel is Head of the Theory Department at UE Berlin. His expertise lies in Media Theory, Spaces, Photography, and Philosophy, which supports his teaching in the fields of Game Design, History of Art and Design, History of Photography, Media Theory, Film/Motion History and more at UE Berlin. Prof. Günzel is the coordinator of the Institute of Design Research which now focuses on the projects the colleagues are doing outside the university to bring into the university and encourage what they are doing outside of research and turn it into research.


Push Start – The Art of Video Games 


Pac Man, Space Invaders, Tetris, and Super Mario Bros. are video game veterans and more than just reminiscences of an untroubled childhood. Challenging stories and characters, visual quality, and aesthetic experience make them successful examples of popular interaction design. They have become more than a mere video game and can be regarded as a multimedia art form. Push Start outlines the graphical evolution from its beginnings, through the golden age of arcade video games, to the latest generation of game consoles. Fascinating artwork and screenshot prints of the most famous video games and the corresponding cult sounds on a ten-inch vinyl create an expanding universe of game culture in which the worlds of emotion, reality, and art collide.

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Published by EDEL books
2014, English
28×28 cm, 380 pages, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-9435-7309-1

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