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Found: Giant Tetris? I approve!

http://urbanprankster.com/2009/01/giant-tetris-pieces/

The artists, in a wanky sort of way, say this:

“There are grand implications of error here that lead to questions, such as who exactly has been playing Giant Tetris? What were they trying to do? Could I have done better? Is the city grid similar to a computer game or different? What brain-space am I in when I’m playing games on my computer? Is it more or less alert than when I’m waiting in line for a sandwich? The work seeks to challenge conceptions of the North end of Sydney’s CBD as an orderly, socially cold grid and beckons viewers to assess their own level of interaction, play and hacking within the city.”

Sure, the description is a little wanky and pretentious, but in the end, true.  My favourite part:

“What brain-space am I in when I’m playing games on my computer? Is it more or less alert than when I’m waiting in line for a sandwich?”

This is what we’re going for, people.

And besides, giant tetris is just really fucking cool.

Motspur