Philly Skyscraper Hosts ... Giant Game of Pong
Science stunt helps kick off Tech Week
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2013 1:09 PM CDT
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(Newser) – If anyone in downtown Philadelphia last night was wondering about that strangely familiar pattern of lights on the Cira Center, the AP has the answer: They were epic games of the classic Atari game Pong. The games played out via LED lights on the facade of the 29-story skyscraper, with players controlling the action from across the Schuylkill River. The stunt, to kick off the city's Tech Week, is the brainchild of Drexel game-design professor Frank Lee. Another set of games takes place Wednesday.