Jan 24, 2011

Biotic Games

Ingmar Riedel-Kruse at Stanford has created a series of videogames which involve controlling REAL paramecia with electricity and chemicals, to make them part of simple arcade games. Why? Other than the pure joy of cruelty, "Riedel-Kruse says his larger ambition is to find ways to make the games useful, perhaps in the context of science education, or even as tools for crowd-sourced research projects." The link has several videos that must be seen to be believed. I predict games that involve all the things living in the finger grease on your iPhone. Thanks to Scott Landsman for the tip!

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty scary to think where they can take this. I don't like the fact they labeled it a video game. As I am sure the gaming industry will take a hit on condoning cruelty. On the scientific side of this I think its interesting and should be left to experiment and thats it.