Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Lab's latest poster is another attempt to show the lineage of video game controllers, from the twin sticks of Spacewar! to the lonely, somewhat sui generis Wii U tablet sitting lonely at the bottom. A signed and numbered print will run you just 24 clams.
I ran up to the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens this weekend to check out their Jim Henson exhibition. That was great, naturally. But I hadn't realized the museum was filled with old television and movie hardware, as well as a pretty decent vintage arcade, including—but not touchable—an original
Spacewar! Computer Space cabinet.
Let me tell you, it was really hard not to touch that cabinet. Now I kind of want one of my own.
The Evolution of Video Game Controllers [PopChartLab.com]