pong.mythos – a game and its story

next week on friday 17.8.2007 an exhibit dedicated to the video game pong and its history starts at kornhausforum in bern, switzerland. the opening will on thursday edit: 16.8.2007 18:00. (thx habi)

from the exhibition microsite pong.mythos – a game and its story:

There is no other phenomenon that compacts the development lines of our digital information society as much as Pong. The Pong myth has already emancipated itself from its historical origins in the game arcades. It has become influential in a larger context. The exhibition uses Pong to paradigmatically question man’s situation in society from various perspectives. Noticeably, this approach is often followed by young artists. Pong is therefore a common leitmotif in current artistic production. However, this labour on the myth not only deconstructs but also continues and extends it.

this sunday 12.8.2007 there will be a warm-up party at dampfzentrale, Moustache goes PONG.mythos, featuring Live Electronic Nintendo Band: Teamtendo, micromusic dj’s carl & wanga.


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