Offbeat

Call of Duty: Black Blocks

It's not an ancient computer reverse-engineered in plastic blocks, but this Lego-inspired spoof of Call of Duty: Black Ops is good fun. Video after the jump.

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Tracking disconsumption

A project to use barcodes to track consumer waste reminds me of what Slavoj iek says while standing amidst piles of garbage: "part of our daily perception of reality is that this [trash] disappears from our world."

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Video Game Choir

At Boston's Berklee College of Music, an a cappella choir treats video game music with a full measure of seriousnessand affection.

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Lightsicle

Renowned motorcycle builders create a real-life version of the Tron light cycle. It's sleek, it's masterfully builtand it's a pale reflection of the preternatural awesomeness of the 1982 movie's original.

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