Ever wanted to play Pong on a 400-foot-tall screen? Starting April 19 you can.
The arcade classic is coming to the north wall of the glass-sheathed Cira Centre. The building’s lattice of LED lights will display a lo-fi ball bouncing between opposing paddles.
Lucky gamers (there will be an online drawing) will face off from the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, controllers in hand. “This is something I’ve been envisioning for quite a while,” said Frank Lee, co-founder of Drexel’s Game Design Program and the man behind giant Pong. “One of the main goals of this event is to inspire wonder and creativity in anyone who sees it, especially kids.”
Hyperallergic has learned that through a quiet acquisition process undertaken over the past year led by architecture and design curator Paola Antonelli, the Museum of Modern Art has brought 14 video games into its collection as a “new category” of artwork.
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