Nom Nom: 40 Years of Pac-Man Design and History
Pac-Man, an arcade favorite turned global cultural phenomenon, has turned forty. To pay tribute to the game’s history, design and legacy, from its 1970s Tokyo days to today, Chicago Gamespace brought to life “Nom Nom: 40 Years of Pac-Man Design and History,” an exhibition curated by Tim Lapetino and Jonathan Kinkley. Featuring artifacts, advertising materials, even playable arcade cabinets, it provides a behind-the-scenes look into the game’s creation as well as a nostalgic walk down memory lane.
Through May 30, Sundays 1-5pm, $5, Kids under 12 get in free
Greek-born Vasia Rigou is a Chicago-based art critic and pop culture journalist, largely on the subjects of contemporary art, design, and fashion. She moved to Chicago in 2013 to study Arts Journalism at the School of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC,) where she was awarded the New Artist Society Merit Scholarship. She grew up to appreciate art after years of carefully planned, culture-filled travel itineraries and museum-hopping around Europe with her family. During this time, she received a bachelor’s in English Literature, in her native Athens; a master’s in Media, in Nottingham, UK; and studied foreign languages—English, German, and Spanish at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Her writing—reviewing museum exhibitions, gallery shows, art fairs, fashion shows, and music festivals among others—has been published nationally and internationally both in print and online. In 2017, she founded and now serves as editor-in-chief of Rainbowed.—an independently published website focused on the visual and performing arts, digital media, and popular culture. When she’s not writing about art or looking at art—wine in hand, she keeps up with Chicago’s creative entrepreneurial and startup community, makes lists for pretty much everything, drinks immense amounts of coffee and takes cross-country road trips every chance she gets.
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