Joy to the World

Anyone up for a huge game of Centipede?

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.

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Always Faithful
An excerpt from “War and American Life,” a collection of essays about U.S. veterans
Charged Up
Jamie Reigle ’99 helps electric racing take off.
Dynamic Duo

Filmmakers Phil Lord ’97 and Chris Miller ’97 talk about the ups and downs of moviemaking, life in Tinseltown, and how they’ve honed their comedic collaboration.

“Sandy” Alderson ’69
The New York Mets president on America’s game

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