HWD CorporationIssue: XIX.6 November + December 2012
Corporation is a collection of 100 electronic devices, each consisting of a travel alarm clock connected to a different game controller selected from the last 30 years of gaming culture. For each device a new interaction has been crafted by hardwiring the functions of the alarm clock onto the digital switches of the controller. As a result, the basic functions of the alarm clock, such as setting the time, can be controlled with the joysticks. This project is a journey through the history of game controllers, to celebrate both its revolutionary successes and its remarkable failures.
Project website: http://www.rogeribars.com
Publication: Ibars, R. HWD Corporation. Proc. of CHI 2012 Extended Abstracts. ACM, New York, 2012.