Another game. But as Honor Harger, webcasting curator at London's Tate Modern, told audiences at the SANG recently: "Artists are creating software that does not make sense as a tool until it is used. Interaction is required between the author's idea and the user - and that interaction is the actual artwork. This is changing the notion of what art can be." Courtesy of San Francisco's Future Farmers collective, this anti-war game demonstrates how digital artists are getting audiences to engage with contemporary polemics.
Iraq. Do you have an opinion? Does this opinion include many slanderous words with the word Bush suffixed to them? Feel the need to vent your spleen further? www.gal.co.za offers you this chance, to symbolically 'bomb' Bush - with pigeon poop. The website has a nifty little game set in the UN Security Council. The object of the game: help a peace dove land a white one on Bush while at the same time evading missiles being shot by US defence minister Donald Rumsfield. Sure it's not art but it's undeniably of the age. Fun with a conscience.
(Interestingly enough the website has previously been threatened with legal action by the Zimbabwean government; they had a game that encouraged players to set Robert Mugabe on fire. It's still up.)