'Come Play!' at Gallery 344

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday, February 11, 2019

Cambridge Arts’ Gallery 344, 344 Broadway, Cambridge

"Come Play" exhibition at Cambridge Arts' Gallery 344

‘Come Play!’ 

Cardboard Arcade Games By Lesley Students At Gallery 344

“Come Play!”—on view at Cambridge Arts’ Gallery 344, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, from Feb. 11 to April 30, 2019—offers a free arcade of cardboard games for visitors to play. A public reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 11 (snow date: Feb. 25). 

The games were developed by undergraduate students at Lesley Art + Design in Cambridge during the fall of 2018 and spring 2019. They are part of a user experience challenge from the interactive design course. The games range from navigating a maze to a battleship battle to an intestellar raid.

The projects were inspired by “Caine’s Arcade," Nirvan Mullick’s 2012 short video about 9-year-old Caine Monroy, who built a homemade arcade out of cardboard in his father’s auto parts shop in East Los Angeles. Monroy’s playful ingenuity exemplifies accessible design, rapid prototyping, and user testing. His arcade was a delightful example of an interactive installation inviting the public to play.

This exhibition was organized by Lesley Art + Design students and faculty Ryan McQuade, Design/Interactive Design BFA program, and the Office of Community Engagement, in partnership with Cambridge Arts.

Learn more: Cambridgeartscouncil.org/gallery344