Thursday, January 13, 2011

Video game where you control living organisms

"Stanford physicist Ingmar Riedel-Kruse has begun developing 'biotic games' involving paramecia and other living organisms. He hopes the games lead to advances in education and crowd-sourcing of laboratory research while helping to raise the level of public discourse on bio-related issues." Basically, the organisms are under magnification, and some sort of video game like screen is superimposed over the magnification. You control the game with a control pad that initiates releases electrical fields, which in turn make the organisms move. (If I understood it right.)