Joseph DeLappe is a professor of the department of Art at the University of Nevada in which he directs the digital media program. DeLappe has been directing electronic and new media since 1983.
DeLappe is considered a pioneer of online gaming performance art. His art examines the condition and processes of cultural information to provoke and critique the state of military influences on everyday and people lives.
DeLappes work included controversial game based and performance intervention. Much of his work is known for challenging his owns nations involvement with war.
I think DeLappes work is important because it reminds the players that are partaking in his Dead in Iraq virtual game of the real consequences of war. Which could bring to light how we treat the concept of war without valuing human life.