Question to Ebert

Erik over at The Ideal World blogs about Roger Ebert’s visit to the University of Colorado, where Ebert was a speaker on the panel “Are Video Games Art?”:

First I set up my question by establishing a bit of a middle ground. I don’t believe the game itself is art, I believe video games simply contain art (or are used to create art in the form of something like Electroplankton). To me, the game is like celluloid or paper. It is simply a venue to display art. The interactive nature may end up being an advantage in the ability to portray the art in the long run.