Supersized Video Game Slated For Side of Cira Building - New York News

Supersized Video Game Slated For Side of Cira Building

Posted: Updated:
University City -
When video games exploded on the scene decades ago, they forever changed Dr.  Frank Lee's life.
 
" I guess in one sense I  never grew up,"Lee laughed.
 
Thank goodness he didn't.
 
On April 19th  the 43-year-old co-creator of  Drexel University's
gaming program could break a world record.
 
He's hoping to create the biggest video game ever on the north side
of the 29-story Cira Building as a screen to play the old  Atari game  Pong.
 
"It's basically my love letters to  the wonders of tech and looking
through the eyes of a child."
 
L.ED lights previously installed on every floor about ten feet apart will be used to make it
happen.
 
 Since February, Drexel sophomore Marc Barrowclift, senior Gaylord Holder and professor Dr. Santiago Ontanon have  been part of the four man team that's helped write the program to make  the larger than life Pong game become reality.  
 
Pong was invented in 1979. And now Dr. Lee's super sized dream is proving that even in this era of games with better graphics the simple, classic Pong is still a winner.
 
"I do want to leave young and old with a sense of wonder and
technology and what it's capable of  by looking at Pong 29 stories tall," said Dr. Lee.
 
Not everyone will be able to play the game during  Philly Tech Week which starts April 19th.
 
You have to be registered for the event and enter a lottery to play on the 19th or 24th
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Andy Golub's NYC Bodypainting Day

    Andy Golub's NYC Bodypainting Day

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:43:52 GMT
    The saying art is autobiographical takes on a whole new meaning when your canvas is a fully nude human body, as it is for artist Andy Golub. Andy along with 30 other artists and 45 Technicolor models paraded around several Manhattan hotspots over the weekend for NYC Body Painting day. Believe or not, this is completely legal in New York City.
    The saying art is autobiographical takes on a whole new meaning when your canvas is a fully nude human body, as it is for artist Andy Golub. Andy along with 30 other artists and 45 Technicolor models paraded around several Manhattan hotspots over the weekend for NYC Body Painting day. Believe or not, this is completely legal in New York City.
  • Protestors rally against NYPD's 'broken windows' policing

    Protestors rally against NYPD's 'broken windows' policing

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:07:39 GMT
    Emotions about police brutality were still raw at a protest in Harlem Wednesday night. Eric Garner died after police put him in an apparent choke hold. Cops stopped garner for the minor offense of selling loose cigarettes in Staten Island. Officers had been enforcing the so-called broken windows policy.
    Emotions about police brutality were still raw at a protest in Harlem Wednesday night. Eric Garner died after police put him in an apparent choke hold. Cops stopped garner for the minor offense of selling loose cigarettes in Staten Island. Officers had been enforcing the so-called broken windows policy.
  • Fatal skydiving accident on Long Island

    Fatal skydiving accident on Long Island

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:13:49 GMT
    Police on Long Island say one person has died and another has been seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Riverhead police say it happened at about 4 p.m. Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. Police say the injured person was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.
    Police on Long Island say one person has died and another has been seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Riverhead police say it happened at about 4 p.m. Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. Police say the injured person was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices