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Project Blinkenlights
September 28, 2002 1:40 PM   Subscribe

Project Blinkenlights transforms the Tower T2 of the Bibliothèque nationale de France into a huge computer screen. Wanna play a giant game of Tetris via your mobile phone? Or just wonder at the giant pixellated images which the Parisiens can? Go here! Or if you have Unix on your computer, you can hook up live. Those wacky Euro's, eh?
posted by dash_slot- (7 comments total)

 
The image is incredible. As for the Tetris game, check out the beta version.
posted by SimStupid at 1:48 PM on September 28, 2002


"Welcome to TetrisPhone. If you know the name of the direction you want the piece to move, press 1."
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:33 PM on September 28, 2002


For reference: The previous BlinkenLights thread, this was about the building in Berlin.

I love the concept, I wish there was something similar here in NYC. I would love it if they did this with either the UN building or the new Trump or heck even MetLife/PanAm.
posted by riffola at 3:13 PM on September 28, 2002


When i was in college in NYC, we had our own low-cost low-fi version of this: A beat up movie projector and the skyscraper wall opposite our building. So if you live next to a skyscraper and you cant hack the interior lights, set up you own super wide screen TV. Your neighbor upstairs might thank you for once.
posted by sophist at 3:52 PM on September 28, 2002


lol, I was just gonna post whatnotever's link, which is the daddy of all these variants.
posted by hobbes at 4:48 PM on September 28, 2002


Uh-oh, this could be my first post destined for lofi.mefi...

*sniffs*

sorry it's a double, didnt show on search...
posted by dash_slot- at 7:33 PM on September 28, 2002


I missed the original post somehow and I love this. I like the geek toy factor and the enormous-public-art factor and the web-wide audience factor. Thanks.
posted by swerve at 10:07 PM on September 28, 2002


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