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Driving back from Grand Rapids, this was the sky. The landscape looks like Mario Land.

MarioIllinois

And, there’s an artist named Cory Arcangel who hacked Nintendo cartridges to make them do things other than what they were intended to do. One that he made is a great minimalist reinterpretation of video games. On an empty, Mario-sky blue background, clouds float by endlessly.

You can see his description of it as well as an animated .gif here

He also hacked a shooter game called Hogan’s Alley and made a piece called I Shot Andy Warhol in which you use the Duck Hunt gun to try to shoot Andy Warhol.

Yes, that is also the Pope and Colonel Sanders.

If you’re interested in this, there’s lots of other really clever and funny work documented on his web site, which is here.

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Written by rapidgrowth

5 August, 2008 at 10:09 pm

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