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Pong Over Philly

April 19, 2013

The video game that started them all will come to life on Philadelphia’s largest array of LEDs in a visual spectacle that is sure to inspire wonder while plucking at the heartstrings of nostalgic video gamers throughout the city. On the evening of April 19, Cira Centre’s 83,360-square-foot, north-facing wall will be transformed into the classic arcade game Pong to open festivities of the third annual Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T from April 20-27.

Dr. Frank Lee, a teaching professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering and co-founder of the Drexel Game Design Program, is the man behind the bouncing ball. Lee, who co-directs Drexel’s nationally recognized gaming program, had a vision of turning the building into his personal game console. With some help from Technically Philly, Brandywine Realty Trust, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Knight Foundation, Lee’s dream is becoming a reality for all of Philadelphia to see – and play.

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