In the 1970s printed or fake wood was very popular for video game consoles. Here are some images from our archive showing the Coleco Telstar Arcade, world’s only triangular game console with triangular game cartridges (1977), the Coleco Telstar Colortron (1978) which introduced colors to the classic game of Pong and the fist ever commercial light gun for the Magnavox Odyssey (1973).
The framework program to the MEGA exhibition NERDIFIED? provided content excursions to specific nerd topics through lectures and workshops. Mareike Gloess (Uppsala university) explained in her opening lecture the changing nerd culture in relation to the so-called digital natives. Dominik Schrey (KIT) spoke in his final lecture about the impact of media and society in the context of technology development.
Special highlights in the accompanying series were in addition to the program offered by Bernd Ulmann, Philomena Höltkemeier and Franz Stradal, a programming workshop for children. This unprecedented offer sparked such great joy and enthusiasm among the participating students of Joseph Heckler-School Bensheim that now a permanent workshop is getting established. A graphical programming environment allows children to learn the basics of programming. The creative use of media and in particular the development of computer programs is an important element in the promotion of media literacy. Further reading on this topic in “ZEIT ONLINE“.