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Remember PONG? Interactive Community Event Features Giant PONG Game On Kesey Square In Eugene

Emmett Philip Baber

KING-PONG interactive art events, sponsored by Eugene Tech, will be a happening at Kesey Square from 8:00-10:00 p.m. on the last Tuesdays of June, July, August and September (June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25th.)

Local artists and musicians will incorporate STEM education activities with digital music and video entertainment to create a larger than life-sized electronic PONG tournament using GIANT controllers, projected on a 20 foot screen.

Pong, one of the original Atari video games, was popular in the 1970's. Eugene Tech is not affiliated with Atari. They we are a group of makers, artists, musicians and Tech types who like to tinker, teach and build community. They have adapted an original Atari Pong controller into a giant-sized controller (which runs through two swivel-based footstools!) and will project onto a giant screen on the square.

KLCC will be there to report on the event.