Control a Game of Tetris With Your Body and a Buddy
By Alessondra Springmann
A new take on Tetris called Lummo Blocks lets you use your body as the controller for directing the motion of the famous falling blocks. Playing with a buddy, one of you takes charge of moving the blocks left to right, and your partner controls the blocks’ rotation, all in the public space of a Spanish plaza. Will strangers help or hinder you as you try to create lines of blocks?
Created by MediaLab Prado (Lummo: Carlos Gutierrez, Mar Canet and Jordi Puig; and Javier Lloret), the designers’ goal for Lummo Blocks is to “create a playful interactive space-located experience” in the Plaza de Las Letras in Madrid, encouraging passersby to team up with strangers and interact in the plaza.
If you’re in Madrid on a Friday evening, check this out and let us know what it’s like in real life! If you’re thinking of creating something like this in the US, let us know in the comments.