Assocreation – Solar Pink Pong

“Solar Pink Pong” is a hybrid of street and video game. Players of this game can interact with an animated pink sunlight reflection on the street using their bodies and shadows. The device that makes this game possible can be mounted on utility poles or building sides. It works autonomously and completely off the grid. “Solar Pink Pong” aims at pushing the boundaries of video game culture and technology outside of the living room changing the way humans interact with outdoor environments and see daylight through the lens of technology.

This project was made possible with the support of the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.

Assocreation, founded in 1997, is an artist collective based in Vienna (Austria) and Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA). Its members work anonymously on a wide range of interactive installations and urban interventions – often manipulating the ground the public walks on such as with the award winning installation “bump” (Prix Ars Electronica Distinction 2001): a set of two sidewalks tangibly connecting pedestrians at two distant public spaces in real time.