Never mind games as art, how about games as AI?

Roger Ebert, the famous film critic, got a lot of press in gaming columns last week by reiterating his views that games are not art. (Basically he thinks it is very key to art that the creator and not the viewer/player/reader should be in charge of the experience.)

And last week, a player created a structure in Dwarf Fortress that is a vast Turing Machine. Perhaps we can argue now instead that games are better than art. I’m also now pondering a set of posts documenting my attempts to learn to play Dwarf Fortress, since that is one of my goals this year.