Pongmechanik is an electromechanical conversion of the classical game Pong. And instead of more realistic graphics, it ever accurately
reproduces the original Pong. The user interface is hardly changed.
However the game breaks open the black box: What takes place in the
computer becomes again perceptible and comprehensible. Pongmechanik is
an absolutely physical game. The game is realized electromechanically,
and essentially consists of four elements: a relay computer, the
mechanical movement with collision detection, the display and the
Together, these four elements produce an exact copy of the classical Pong. But there is more: The game is brought to a physically
understandable and comprehensible level. Added to the game is the
fascination of a comprehensible mechanism. The classical video game
inspires two players. Pongmechanik additionally pulls otherwise
indifferent spectators into its spell. They have the liberty to
investigate the mechanics of the game in detail.