Wrist goiters, bleeding thumbs, twisted shoulders, oh my! Project Game Arthritis is a pseudo-scientific, systematic study of gaming afflictions, from Xbox Hypertrophy to 3D Optical Disorder. These dramatizations are inspired by ’80s and ’90s anti-new-tech propaganda and modern day media hush-hush about possible dangers, diseases and deformations caused by too much virtual zombie killing. “What if” these were real?

This new project comes from arty academic Matteo Bittanti and Italian collective IOCOSE, who shot sunflower seeds into Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds and killed Madonna. Part of “Neoludica: Art is a Game 2011-1966,” Jun 1 – Nov 27, Sala dei Laneri, the Venice Biennale, Venezia, Italy