] ] The Secret Of Psalm 46 was first presented on 23
] March 2002
] ] at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose,
] ] California. It was accompanied by a digital video of a
] ] total solar eclipse, synchronized to a harpsichord
] ] recording of JS Bach's Art Of Fugue.
] Brian Moriarty is a brilliantly-gifted speaker (and a heck of
] a game designer). This talk that he gave at GDC 2002 was a
] work of art. Inspiring, moving, and thought-provoking, and I
] will never forget it. I'm glad that a transcript is on the
] web, though I don't think that reading this can even come
] close to the "performance art" that was the talk itself.
] I'm also meme-ing this because he spoke of some codes and
] messages hidden in music. If you're interested in
] cryptography, or conspiracies, or the history of the game
] industry, this is worth a read.
I saw this at GDC 2002, as well. I had no idea what to expect, but I was looking for something a bit less focused and a bit more entertaining than the lectures and roundtables I had been going to all week long. I got that in spades. Although not specifically game related, this performance piece was, by far, the best hour I spent during the entire conference.
I agree with Elonka, the text does no justice to the performance. Of course, I was sitting in the front row, looking at Moriarty's face eerily illuminated by the podium's little reading light as he pontificated on the mysteries of Shakespear and Bach. A very powerful performance, indeed.
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