Posts written by maraear

Human Video Games!

  • Discovery Centre Staff hard at work at the craft table at the Human Video Games event.  Photo: Maraea Rihari.  © Te Papa.
  • Destinee Robinson putting the maze to work.  Photo: Maraea Rihari.  © Te Papa.
  • Human Video Games Sign.  Photographer: Maraea R.  © Te Papa.
  • Human Video Games Event. Photographer: Maraea R. © Te Papa.

I am immediately intrigued. Human Video Games? My mind conjures up little stick figures being chased through a maze by giant Cheezles with teeth!  Mmmmn…Cheezles…anywayyy, as soon as the event kicks off at 1pm on a scorchingly hot day at Te Papa,  I find an excuse to meander down to the Human Video Games event,… Read more »

Game Masters – This Way Up!

Game Masters – This Way Up! Great interview about Te Papa’s newest exhibition, Game Masters, exploring gaming history since the Seventies, on National Radio’s This Way Up with Phil Louie, Host Supervisor, and Kristelle Plimmer, Concept Developer. Aired 22 December, 2012.

Old School Gaming with Game Masters

Phil, Games Master Supervisor,  Photo: Maraea Rihari.  © Te Papa.

My love of gaming began in 1982, Cobham Court, Porirua, in the smoke-filled, illicit depths of the local gaming arcade that existed solely to extract as many twenty cent coins from me as possible.  There, I learned to quickly jimmy the coin slot with a wire to wring a free game from the machine when… Read more »