We invite people of Kuopio to play TRON, the legendary and simple one-on-one video game, laser projected on a wall of a building. TRON takes us back in time to the creation of our first video games. Let’s play, cheer and challenge the winners all night long!
The Hungarian collective, Meetlab has developed an anachronistic hybrid of the ancient vector display based games and the most recent laser projection technologies. TRON is a mobile, pop-up device capable of transforming large-scale urban surfaces (bridges, facades, walls) into a playful game display. Laser projectors are often used at event venues for decorative purposes but, thanks to their vector-based programming, they are also capable of projecting vector display-based games which were popular around
the birth of computer technologies.
Join us and play TRON – the ancient, two-player snake game – in urban scale!
The game is a public space act and has a hidden mission. People will understand the boundaries of a game and can get involved easily. During the game, they will also gain a new experience of occupying public space. Public space is the property of us all. The condition and usage of public space reports on the state of democracy. When playing in public space, we experience new and unusual behavior; it liberates us from our everyday limits and opensnew perspectives onhow we treat our built environment. The mission of TRONis to highlight the fact that public space is not an exclusive property of an authority but it belongs to all of us.
There for, we have both rights and obligations in how we use it.