April 25, 2008

PIZZA TEEN! Required Reading: "For a Pinball Survivor, the Game Isn’t Over"

There's a great article over in today's NY Times about Stern Pinball Inc., the last remaining company in the world dedicated exclusively to the manufacture of pinball machines. > Read it here < The short 3-part video below is from a cable show called "Made In America" and takes you into the same Melrose Park, Illinois factory discussed in the Times' article. This post gives me a chance to slip in a video of the only pinball machine which actually gave me the creeps: Williams' Funhouse. Here's a software simulation of it on the Wii. I agree that there's nothing like interacting with real kinetic art, but for software, it's pretty compelling.

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