Archived Articles: Gaming & Computing

You do not have to be a hardcore gamer to appreciate these creative gaming advertisements, game-inspired art and other offbeat art and design related to games - you just have to be able to remember back to grabbing mushrooms in Mario Brothers or busting your wrist trying to pull off a finishing move in Mortal Kombat. For serious gamers and amateur gaming fans alike here are some strange games brought to live in creative ways.

Street Pong: Play with Fellow Pedestrians at Traffic Lights

You might not be too concerned about how many light cycles go by before you actually get to cross the street if you’re too busy playing pong with the ...

Workout Computer: Get Fit with a Punching Bag Keyboard

Combine two seemingly disparate activities – working at a computer, and working out – with a keyboard that consists of a series of punching bags ...

Real Holodeck: 360-Degree Immersive Home Gaming Environment

Using a series of networked camera-and-projector units, this working demonstration turns an entire living room into and interactive gaming environment. Dubbed ...

Future Typing: 15 Creative Keyboard Designs & Concepts

If your hand has ever molded into a claw from typing on a conventional keyboard for too long, or you’re in the habit of hovering over your workspace with ...

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Big Game Hunting: The World’s 9 Biggest Board Games

Board games may be old fashioned to some but they're anything but boring no matter how big a board they're played on. Here are 9 of the biggest.

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Urban Observatory: TED Co-Founder’s New Civic Data Platform

This new project brings a¬†whole world’s worth of metropolitan data to your fingertips via both an online application and an upcoming installation at the ...

Google Street Art: View Over 5,000 Past & Present Pictures

Using panoramic Street View technologies, Google is assembling an awesome collection of high-resolution images capturing over 100 works in 5,000 interactive ...

Crossroad of Realities: Photography Subverts Gaming Scenes

As improved game graphics generate increasingly photo-realistic spaces, projects like this blur the boundaries between virtual and real in perception-warping ...

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Get Your Virtual Wings: Oculus Rift Machine Simulates Flight

Feel the wind on your face and smell the pine sap of the forest as you gaze down at the scenery far below – without ever leaving the ground. ...

Augmented Sandbox: Realtime 3D Topographic Landscaping

Simulating an amazing array of natural environments and phenomena, this dynamic playspace turns ordinary hand-sculpted sand into vividly colorful landscapes in ...

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