Archive for February, 2008

134 Marios

February 6th, 2008 by frankie23

Who says video games can’t teach you anything? This video demonstrates the many-worlds theory of quantum physics by using a hacked, super-difficult version of Super Mario World called Kaizo Mario World, and a customized emulator to overlay 134 different playthroughs of a single level. It’s really quite an enjoyably fascinating little bit of footage, and the write-up that goes along with it is definitely worth a read to see the inspiration behind the experiment. Science, art, and fun, all rolled into one package. Ebert, eat your heart out.

Super Mario World Explores Quantum Physics [Kotaku, via Mechanically Separated Meat]

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Monkey Drummer

February 5th, 2008 by frankie23

Wow. This is some neat effect work. Monkey drummer, yeah!

It’s a little too early in the morning for clever dialogue. Bugger off, or give me whiskey.

Monkey Drummer [YouTube]