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01.19.15 Rhett Jones

If the idea of Artificial Intelligence becoming autonomous and learning to kill is scary to you, try being afraid when when the A.I. looks like Nintendo’s beloved Super Mario. Researchers at Germany’s University of Tuebingen have been working on an A.I. program that responds to voice commands, has an approximation of emotional states, learns from experience and […]

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12.02.13 Andy Cush

Perfect for the transit-obsessed gamer on your list: designer Robert Bacon’s “New York City Super Mario World Map,” which renders the city’s subway system in the visual style of the classic SNES title. Watch a promotional video with plenty of close-ups below. $25 for an 18″x24″ print. […]

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07.16.13 Julia Dawidowicz

With its talking mushrooms, carnivorous flowers, flying turtles and neon-rainbow highways in the sky, it was only a matter of time before someone made the connection between Super Mario World and surrealism. Super Magritte is a Tumblr project that re-envisions classics from the Belgian surrealist master in the 8-bit style of our favorite mustachioed Nintendo hero. We […]

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