Volkswagen has introduced Car Roulette, a new gambling game. To stress the efficiency of the Golf Blue motion, the Norwegian advertising agency Try came up with an enormous roulette board with a Volkswagen Blue motion as the roulette ball. Using Google Maps Norway’s main road from south to north, the E6, was divided into 80,000 segments. The public was asked to bet on where the car traveling north from Oslo would run out of fuel. The winner would get the car. In the end, 50,000 participants placed their bets on where they thought the Golf would finally run out of gas.
Mobile food is a wonderful thing. Whether it’s a Japanese-style hot dog stand in Vancouver or Iraqi mahshi from one of Portland’s world-famous food carts, there’s something to be said for having the ability to head outside to pick up a tasty meal on the street corner. Diemen-based Tuk Tuk Factory recently unveiled their e-Tuk…Read more →
MapAttack is a (free) real-time location-based smartphone game that turns the city into one big Pac-Man-like gameboard. The idea behind the game is smart yet extremely simple, which makes it very easy to play. Two teams battle for supremacy over a physical territory by capturing digital points on the gameboard. The gameboard, in this case, is…Read more →
If you followed The Pop-Up City three years ago, you may remember this piece we wrote about Terrafugia’s early developments in building a flying car. The company recently announced that a prototype of the ‘Transition’ street plane completed its maiden flight on March 23 in Plattsburgh, New York.Read more →
On Friday 20 April, a group of hackers at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology turned the facade of MIT’s Green Building into an awesome playable version of the classic game Tetris. First the word TETRIS scrolled down the facade of the building, a screen of 153 windows = 153 pixels, followed by a giant Tetris game. A console…Read more →