Sept. 11 Version of 'Space Invaders' Draws Fire at Video-Game Convention
Is this "art" or is it just tasteless, tacky, and insulting? There's bound to be an uproar over this use of 9/11 as "installation art."
Was that uproar the purpose? This might have been just a way of getting attention.
Attendees at the Leipzig Games Convention in eastern Germany were startled this week to come across a modification of the classic "Space Invaders" video game — one in which the relentless crab-like aliens are blowing holes in the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
The work of digital artist Douglas Edric Stanley, who was born and raised in California and now works and teaches in France, the piece is part of a larger exhibit commemorating the 30th anniversary of "Space Invaders.