Professor Frank Lee of Drexel University celebrated the 30th anniversary of Tetris in April by hacking in to an LED computerised lighting system of a 29 storey skyscraper in Philadelphia to play the famous game.
Professor Lee is not the only person to manipulate technology in a public display, in 2012 Microsoft lit up the London sky to promote Halo 4 and San Francisco’s Bay Bridge has been lit up with an art installation based on LED light bulbs.
Last year, Professor Lee hacked in to the same skyscraper to play a game of Pong, gaining him the Guinness World Record for Largest Architectural Video Game Display. He said:
Technology has sort of made us isolated from each other. I want us to be with each other and play with each other.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, I wonder if Professor Frank Lee will feel inspired to hack in to another building’s lighting system to publicly play the game.
For now, why not check out the video of the Skyscraper Tetris Game: