MASSIVE Tetris Art


Last week, a team of MIT students converted the side of MIT’s Green Building into a massive, playable, multi-colored Tetris game. Home of the Institute’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science, the Green Building served as the ideal grid for the game.

Described as “The Holy Grail of hacks” by the MIT Gallery of Hacks, the game of Tetris was played using a console on the ground, allowing students to control, rotate, and drop the illuminated blocks. This is not the first time students have pulled off a game of Tetris on a university building. CNET points out that in 2000, Brown University students pulled off a school-permitted version on the side of the Sciences Library, using a Linux computer and 10,000 light bulbs.

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD magazine. FAD magazine is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moniker Art Fair, START, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.

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