New game, Harbor Islands, at the Harbor Islands Welcome Center – Rose Kennedy Greenway

OPENING RECEPTION 10/6/16 from 5-7pm at the Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Please come!

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Boston Cyberarts and the National Parks of Boston are proud to present the latest digital artwork on the Harbor Islands Welcome Center’s LED screens on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. Anthony Montuori has created Harbor Islands, a working video game in the style of Asteroids that plays itself based on weather data collected from the Boston Harbor Islands. The piece imitates the retro arcade trope of games that would demo themselves until someone pressed start or inserted a quarter. Using scraps of the history of video games, all iconographic bits have been plucked from titles that the artist played as a child. The game utilizes actual harbor wind direction and speed, humidity and temperature to mediate its play. The opening reception is held in conjunction with ArtWeek Boston.

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