In Funk’d Up, I have created a nostalgic trip down 1980s arcade culture through a custom built videogame cabinet. Accompanied by funk music as an audible invitation to interactivity, viewers are encouraged to select and insert their desired 8-track tape that’s pre-recorded with a sub-genre of funk. Guests control the video experience, harmonizing rhythms of the funk through a digital form of beat-boxing. Funk’d Up appeals to all: as those who grew up playing upright arcade games will remember the form while lovers of music will recognize the groove.
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