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.

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 ...

Gravity: Augmented Reality Tablet Lets You Draw Ideas in 3D

Using a handheld stylus and tablet set combined with an existing augmented reality headset, this invention allows users to sketch in three dimensions and see ...

Interact with Escher-Like Architecture in This iPad Game

Fantasy architectural structures inspired by M.C. Escher provide a playful setting for a fun iOS puzzle game called Monument Valley. Even if you aren’t ...

Urban Jungle Street View: 3D Hack Uses Hidden Depth Data

An explicitly illicit use of dimensional data buried in Google Street View, the Urban Jungle project adds eerie layers of post-apocalyptic green overgrowth to ...

Virtual LEGO Blocks: Build with Chrome, Set on Google Maps

Build with Chrome is the new, fast and simple model-maker in town, and this one lets you create structures faster than digital SketchUp or physical LEGOs ever ...

Apartment Arcade: Passersby Play Game Through Window

A large storefront window in a Belgian designer’s work/live space invites passersby to pause and play an arcade game with a fun interactive installation. ...

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