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Cati Vaucelle, Steve Shada and Marisa Jahn made this: the WoW Pod:

The WOW Pod is an immersive architectural solution for the advanced WOW (World of Warcraft) player that provides and anticipates all life needs. Inside, the gamer finds him/herself comfortable seated in front of the computer screen with easy-to-reach water, pre-packaged food, and a toilet conveniently placed underneath his/her custom-built throne. When hungry, the gamer selects a food item (‘Crunchy Spider Surprise’, ‘Beer Basted Ribs’, etc.) and a seasoning pack. By scanning in the food items, the video game physically adjusts a hot plate to cook the item for the correct amount of time. The virtual character then jubilantly announces the status of the meal to both the gamer and the other individuals playing online: “Vorcon’s meal is about to be done!” “Better eat the ribs while they’re hot!” etc.

It’s on view now at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is head of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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  1. shyguy567 says:

    I was just at the MIT Museum. I stopped by after the tour of the campus.

    I’m not really a big gamer and I’ve never played WOW so this didn’t really catch my eye in a big way. You should cover some of the mechanical sculptures. Those were really my favorite part of the museum.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This makes me incredibly sad. Why’d they bother with the food? An IV drip line would have waved additional valuable raid seconds…

  3. Ric says:

    How did a WoW player find the time to make this???? I assume this was built during an internet outage or WoW server maintenance.

  4. Mabus Warcraft Guides says:

    Hahaha, I want my own WoW POD!!!!
    But then my girlfriend would most likely kill me for wasting more time in WoW.

    -Mabus

  5. stevWOW says:

    LOL someone on ironlife.com’s forum bought one and is posting from there with pics. TOO funny. I freaking want one

  6. Flamez says:

    wtf. no wonder everyone hates WOW players.

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