Links for March 15, 2016

The Sadness and Beauty of Watching Google’s AI Play Go

“That’s a very strange move,” said one of the match’s English language commentators, who is himself a very talented Go player. Then the other chuckled and said: “I thought it was a mistake.” But perhaps no one was more surprised than Lee Sedol, who stood up and left the match room. “He had to go wash his face or something—just to recover,” said the first commentator.

Games in the museum: How do you put play on display?

Gramazio talks about the problem of talking about these things, but the ease of showing people how the history of (for example) Oulipo poetry relates to generative text bots, or to Ross Sutherland’s Infinite Non-Linear Break Up Poem, a poem built by the shuffle function of your mp3 player. Gramazio describes the work they present at Now Play This as “digitally agnostic” – from digital games controlled with yoga balls, to folk game-style works that involve no computing technology whatsoever.

Clash Royale - Deconstructing Supercell’s Next Billion Dollar Game

Responsive pixel art?!