Startups tend to revel in a world of procrastination. As if they didn’t have enough stress. So it’s always nice to see someone planning for the future. Even if it’s a distant—and likely apocalyptic—future. And that’s just what the Church of Robotron is doing.
Church of Robotron, Window Altar at Diode Gallery in Downtown Portland, OR from Brian Richardson on Vimeo.
With only 70 years remaining until the robot uprising crisis of 2084, The Church of Robotron desperately announces that it will be conducting testing and training operations at the Diode Gallery, 514 NW Couch, Portland, OR 97209. Window altar services will be available starting Sept. 14th, 2104. Mutant liturgy will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 2014 and (First) Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 2014, both at 7 p.m. Other times by appointment.
The installation centers around three (3) altars that will test and train the public by subjecting them to a multitude of environmental discomforts while playing augmented versions of the 1982 8-bit twitch arcade game Roboton 2084. Participants will take up the two (2) eight-way joysticks to battle both on-screen Robotrons and real-world stimuli manifested from in-game events. These futile efforts will be celebrated and archived on a videographed leaderboard.
Thank goodness someone in Portland is thinking about this.
For more information, visit the Church of Robotron.
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