Tech Love

New York Gets Geeky

Break out the pocket protectors—this weekend New York is turning into a huge art and technology fest. The Conflux Festival, meant to “fuse urban public spaces with exploration and experimentation” is a citywide art installation that began in 2003. Some of the almost improbable events include Gigaputt, during which typically crowded avenues are transformed into fairways and iPhones into golf clubs. Apple fanatics, iPhones in hand, swing their cells and pretend to putt on the fake green. An “Urban Disorientation Game” sounds more like kidnapping—players are blindfolded, taken to remote areas of the city, and are challenged to find Conflux headquarters using maps they create on the way.