Day Two @ Ars Electronica

One focus of “Ludic Memento” is dedicated to the Nintendo Game & Watch series. Developed by Gunpei Yokoi the G&W concept is not just a technological invention but also the result of an extensive sociological study and observation of user behavior. Exhibited is the complete series of 61 fully functional and very rare handheld games. Interpretations that have arisen in the context of a media archeology seminar at Darmstadt University are juxtaposed with the originals. One student team has developed a floor projection of “Vermin” and another student team an animation of “Ball”. A further “Ball” remediation focuses on the haptic of the first G&W series and the two control buttons for user interaction.

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