Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Classic Macs, Memories & Facts, Simulated Hijacks

Multimedia artist Jesse English is more well known for his creation called the Sincerity Machine-- a working  ink-ribbon typewriter reworked to actually type in Comic Sans-- but he also considers himself a bit of a new media archeologist. So when he was trying to look up a barely remembered game he played on an AppleII in his 7th grade social studies class. He remembered it was part of a larger lesson plan on terrorism, and reproduced it here:

Using an emulator to create artwork that would look similar to the artwork style that would be generated for Mac Classic is pretty impressive. Also impressive is that a mere 3 weeks later, he found the game in question, and did a Let's Play run of it!

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