There's an argument in certain circles of art making about what the function of art is. Answers have ranged the gamut from arguments to make art for art's sake to calls for art as a means to disseminate information and record history. But what happens when history is coming to an end and the idea of a record falls apart? How does art function in society when society has come to its end? The photography game Umurangi Generation pushes these questions to the forefront in a surprising way. We discuss these questions, building from the defaults in The Sims 4, and answer listener questions on this episode of Waypoint Radio. You can listen to the full episode and read an excerpt below.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3azqwj/the-value-of-making-art-in-a-crisis-waypoint-radio