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Playing Pong on Harpa's concert hall 43 by 61 meter light wall

By Matt Eliason

  • Classic Game The 714 lights of Harpa will act as a viewing screen for the classic game of Pong. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

Between August 23rd and 31st citizens visiting dowtown Reykjavík will be able to play the online game Pong on the light wall of the iconic Harpa concert hall. 

Artits Atli Bollason and Owen Hindley have developed theproject to allow this unique experience to take place. Anyone who wants to play the classic game will have to be stationed at Arnarhóli hill with good views of Harpa and its 714 lights.

The logistics behind the "life size" viewing screen includes wireless network players using smartphones as the controllers. The facade of Harpa then plays the role of "big screen TV" with the building structure stretching 43 meters tall (141 ft.) and approximately 61 meters wide (200 ft.)

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