Joy to the World
Professor Mary Flanagan grew up as an Atari game fanatic. Now she holds a new Guinness World Record for creating the world’s largest video game joystick. The giant game controller stands 9 feet tall—14 times the size of Atari’s original—and resides at ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. It requires at least two gamers to operate. Flanagan, who chairs the film and media studies department, created the joystick in 2006 to “generate discussion and group play,” she says.