Mike Mika proposed via Gameboy

31 July 2013

Developer Mike Mika shot to web fame for hacking Donkey Kong for his daughter so she could play Pauline and save Mario. But, beyond the retro role reversal, Mika also revealed to Wired that he proposed to his wife via Gameboy Colour. Laying the easter egg while porting Atari’s Klax to the handheld console, the proposal lay dormant for years before she finally discovered it, after much nudging on his end.

See the full interview below. **

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C.回.R to run alongside Visions of the Now

20 May 2013

Concept hackathon C.回.R is calling for participants to solve and play with big issues in the arts raised by five notable artists. As part of this year’s Visions of the Now Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, running from May 25 to 28, the Call & Response end will feature Goodiepal, Natalie JeremijenkoHannah Heilmann, Luke Fishbeck of Lucky Dragons and musician and doctoral candidate Holly Herndon. She released acclaimed concept piece-slash-club banger Movement on RVNG last year and collaborated with organiser Mat Dryhurst in the now-defunct <body>. Fifteen to 20 hackers are invited to E.M.S Studios to work on problems from May 24, to be presented on the afternoon of Sunday, May 26.

Considering the range of responses to last month’s Seven on Seven in New York, things are bound to get interesting. See the C.回.R website for more information.**

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