POTD: Pac-Man

Pac-Man
Topeka, Kansas
2011

On one level this image comes across to me as having some serious emotion and artistic value, and is deserving of a name reflecting that impression. But on the other hand I don’t think anyone who was around during the early days of video games (and paying attention to them at all) is not going to see the more obvious interpretation. So I guess the question is can an image that has that kind of reference be taken particularly seriously. It’s kind of like trying to take the William Tell Overture seriously having spent considerable time watching Lone Ranger reruns as a kid. (There’s a photo floating around the family archives somewhere of me at Christmas in a Lone Ranger outfit. Hi-Yo Silver!)