Dan LaTourette

Someone is shy

Dan hasn't completed a profile. Should we look for some other people?

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Noface
Dan LaTourette
Posted about 1 year ago
How have you been touched by the cultural thread of music?
I think music is a medium that we, as an observer/listener, have very little control over. The act of music coming into your ear is far different from watching a film or reading a book, which I personally believe have more interaction with the viewer and more viewer control. I say this because just as smell can trigger a illustrious reconstruction of a bygone memory, I feel sound can do the same with bringing out strong feelings and senses of imagery where you don't have that luxury in film and the words of a novel must be read first before interpretation; there is this continuity about listening to music that is uniquely intimate. Under those regards, I find that my favorite pieces of music to listen to have a sense of a catharsis, one the brings out a plethora of emotions. As an individual struggling with general anxiety disorder, I find this to not just be fun but also therapeutic. I was happy to see music helping out Ji-Hae Park as well.
Noface
Dan LaTourette
Posted about 1 year ago
Video games = art?!?
Yea, it definitely would. Though I personally believe video games are art, any sort of perception of video games, like labeling them as a for of interactive design, is always a good thing for the medium, because I am more of a supporter for a better understanding of video games (and more respect) and putting it in the MOMA was a great move by Paola and the way she did it pleased me. Art or design, I think video games have limitless potential and, as a gamer of 16 years (so, yea, a lot of bias), I know there are a great number of things people can learn from them. -Dan
Noface
Dan LaTourette
Posted about 1 year ago
Video games = art?!?
Couple of things: Are you saying video games cannot reflect humanity, echo sublime experiences of life, and that sort of things? But then again, this will all become subjective in discussion. Also, the way you describe the design of video games makes me wonder if film and filmmaking should be design instead art because of its functional approach and mechanical reorganization of reality. One more thing, I'm confused with the art/fine art differentiation. Are you saying video games are art but not fine art? Moreover, do we need to make a distinction if the goal of art and fine art are the same (in that case, what is the definition of art as opposed to fine art, is art not a reflection of humanity?). -Dan