Exhibit 'Level Up: Pixels Play and Progress' explores video games as opportunities to connect humanity at MODA

Exhibit “Level Up: Pixels Play and Progress” explores how game designers see their work as opportunities for empathy, human connection, healing and activism. (Courtesy of Liv Donaldson)

Since their invention, video games have been the playground in which digital technology tests its own limits. With virtual reality, dazzling visual effects and multiplayer online connectivity, the opportunity for high-octane entertainment seems hard to top.

But a new exhibition at MODA — the Museum of Design Atlanta — is exploring how new game designers are seeing their work as an opportunity for empathy, human connection, generational healing and even activism.

The exhibition “Level Up: Pixels, Progress and Play” is on view through Sept. 24 at MODA. In this interview, the executive director Laura Flusche and museum educator Blaire Bosley speak about the exhibit with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes.

“Level Up: Pixels Play and Progress” is on view through Sept. 24, and more information is available here.