Gameboy Color (Limited Edition Hardback)

Hi there 🙂 I have just finished a new interactive work to be shown at the HYPE exhibition at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, during freshers week. The show runs from 23rd – 28th September and the opening event is actually on the last night on the 27th from 5:30 – 8:30pm! Hope to see some of you there 😀

Gameboy Color (Limited Edition Hardback) 2

Gameboy Color (Limited Edition Hardback)
Hardback Book, MaKey MaKey Microprocessor, Computer, Graphite, Wiring Components

Stemming from research into how technologies define society I am creating a series of pieces which mix technological devices from different eras. In this interactive installation the audience can use a book to control a computer. When the printed word became common place the world changed drastically just as it did with the introduction of the computer and the internet. In this work the viewer can use a preceding technology to control a new one and the book becomes an input device into its technological successor. All new technologies absorb elements of the old allowing the user to experience something familiar before grasping new functionalities and uses. Here the book acts as a gamepad controller and emulates that of the 1998 Nintendo Gameboy Color, so if you are a child of the nineties you can experience the nostalgia of Mario, Kirby & Pokemon in a whole new way.

This work is made using a MaKey MaKey, an Arduino based microprocessor, specifically designed for altering computer inputs.

 

Gameboy Color (Limited Edition Hardback) is an Interactive Installation by Alice Woods

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