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Twitch Plays Pokemon: Creating an oral history in real-time

When I began my phone call Sunday evening with T.L. Taylor, an associate professor of comparative media studies at MIT, I opted to check her loyalty to the one, true Helix god. "All sensible people are," she joked. Even when observing Twitch Plays Pokemon from an academic standpoint, it's easy...

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MIT's relativistic OpenRelativity toolkit now freely available

MIT Game Lab's OpenRelativity toolset, which powered its psychedelic first-person collection game/physics demonstration A Slower Speed of Light, is now available for free through Github. The toolkit works in both free and paid versions of Unity. OpenRelativity allows for the real-time...

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Boston Festival of Indie Games announces lineup

The Boston Festival of Indie Games has revealed the 36 games that will be showcased at the event this Saturday, September 22. Featured games – with developers in tow – include Fire Hose Games' Go Home Dinosaurs, Owlchemy Labs' Jack Lumber and many, many others. The event is free and...

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Boston Festival of Indie Games starts on Sept. 22

A new show centered around the indie scene is set to kick off in Boston on September 22. The Boston Festival of Indie Games is taking submissions right now, gathering aspiring developers looking to show off their wares on the MIT campus this fall. Organized by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies at the...

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Boston Festival of Indie Games coming from MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies this Sept.

On September 22, MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies will host the Boston Festival of Indie Games, on site at MIT. The day-long event will encompass all manner of homegrown gaming projects, from traditional video games, to board games, "live action games" and "interactive fiction." The festival will also...

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MIT students hack electric grid, play Tetris on the side of a damn building

What would it be like to play Tetris on an entire damn building? Students using MIT's department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science building found out just that last Friday. See what they hacked just below in our gallery, and a new video just above....

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Kinect Hacks: Doodle Synthesizer

Clearly tired of waiting for Lionhead to put its Milo wizardry to good use, Kinect hacker "roboczar" created an application that turns a plain ol' piece of printer paper into a synthesizer by recognizing shapes drawn on the page as sound buttons. The Kinect sensor scans the object (paper, in this...

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Kinect enables robot to become aware of its surroundings -- oh, and detect humans

Robots are adorable. And sometimes, you just want to gift them the ability to see and learn more about their human creators. That's exactly what MIT's Philipp Robbel has done with a hacked Kinect sensor and an iRobot Create Robot....

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MIT tech makes gesture controls cheaper, more colorful

Sit down, Natal. Move over, Move. MIT researchers have unveiled a new breakthrough in gesture control technology: Multi-colored spandex gloves. Created by researchers Robert Wang and Jovan Popović, the gloves require nothing more than a standard webcam and special software and contain no electronic...

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Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab hosting huge game marathon for Haiti

We've seen a ton of gaming marathons attempt to raise money for charitable causes, but we've never seen anything quite so ambitious as this: Boston's Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab is hosting the "Complete Game-Completion Marathon" from February 26 - 28, in which 11 teams will attempt to beat a wide...

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