Super Mario Cloud

September 29th 2007

Cory Arcangel hacked and modified a piece of hardware'the cartridge on which the game "Super Mario" is stored, or rather, was stored to produce "Super Mario Cloud" This is because, by disconnecting some contacts on the circuit board and putting in a chip for which Arcangel wrote his own program, superhero Super Mario disappears, together with all the obstacles over which he has to jump. Only a few comical, white clouds remain in a blue sky. Arcangel took away all the narrative elements of the game and everything that made it dynamic.

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Hendrik-Jan Grievink
Posted 01/10/2007 – 17:24

"Shall I compare thee to a user interface? Thou art more lovely and more temperate"
Posted 01/10/2007 – 16:24

I don't write poetry, but I do copy/paste it.

Hendrik-Jan Grievink
Posted 01/10/2007 – 16:12

Wow Koert, I didn't realise that you wrote poetry…

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Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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