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Arcade Fire: Sega Outrun console being turned into driveable car [w/VIDEO]

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Nov 11th, 2009 at 7:28PM

When we hear the phrase "contemporary artist" we usually say, "Just show us what you're doing because there's little chance we'll understand rationale." Garnet Hertz, the artist in question, is combining a Sega Outrun arcade console with an EVT America Electric Trike (a three-wheeled scooter), an iPhone, and custom GPS software. The result will be a drivable arcade game -- like on the road at up to 20 mph -- that overlays Outrun graphics on live GPS maps. The GPS software finds the vanishing point of the road and then, in the manner of Google Maps' hybrid setting, puts the Outrun... Read More

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