Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
Posted August 4th 2005 under Games
ZXZX by artist Crispin Jones, is a device designed to play the eighties video game “Track & Field”. ZXZX is also an object for thinking about what it means to outwit the computer. Playing a computer game against an automatic (computer controlled) opponent can still engender feelings of elation at winning, or frustration at losing. This seems to me to be one of the more peculiar aspects of our relationship with the computer. What does it mean to cheat this unseeing opponent? – a video.