What’s the replay value on world domination? Patrick Jean’s “Pixels” video lets the viewer decide, and it’s no surprise that the short film went viral on Youtube. “Pixels” begins with a guy curbing his vintage TV, from where 8-bit graphics break loose and stream from Brooklyn into Manhattan. Not playing anymore, classic video game characters take the skies and infiltrate the Metro system. From beneath, Pac-Man eats the subway one station at a time. Above ground, Tetris blocks fill out and level skyscrapers while King Kong and Frogger wreak chaos on the streets. A cartoon bomb, the same image that first flashed on the hay-wire TV screen, can be seen crowding a six-lane avenue, and, there’s no beating the game this time. The bomb explodes, pixelating New York and then the world.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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