Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tech hacks for the time-rich and entertainment-poor.

I've been following MyToaster on Twitter for a while. It is gratifying to see a domestic appliance so happy in its work.

How happily surprising it was to discover that MyToaster is a neat little hack!

I don't think you could call this a game - it has no rules. But I think it makes life more playful, and encourages new ways of thinking about everyday objects.

Question: will the games of tomorrow be prettier pictures on a bigger screen? Or will more games involve extraordinary uses for ordinary things?

(Games involving the real world include: location based games, more location-based games, an example of a tabletop game, Mr Tetris, Moving Mario, real-world Mario.)

1 comment:

  1. Pardon my language but this is too good to pass up.

    Proof that twiter is shit:


    I found the last comment on the page pretty funny:

    "OK if i were to expand on this it would have to twitter as follows

    Captains Log: