Behold the future of gaming: Playing with Real Live Pigs!

With real pigs!

I came across this little tidbit on my morning troll through my RSS feed. Checking my Disinformation feed, there was this little tidbit about an app that allows you to play with real pigs.

My first reaction, of course, was to try and find it in the App store (because really, who doesn’t want to play with real live pigs?) but it isn’t quite there yet.

So I read the rest of the article and discovered another weird and wonderful (totally iPad unrelated tidbit):

Since 2001, law has required pig farmers in the European Union to provide some form of entertainment to their livestock as a way of keeping them in good emotional health, which in turn helps curb aggression and anxiety. Often, toys and other materials are placed inside the sties for animals to interact with, but perhaps unsurprisingly, some farmers have found it quite difficult to turn their pigpens into playpens.[treehugger]

Who knew? They should extend the same courtesy to child labourers.

Have a look at the video from the actual project, designed by the Utrecht School for the Art, whose motto is “Creative desgin for playful impact” ( so cool):

Playing with Pigs: Pig Chase from Utrecht School of the Arts on Vimeo.

Hopefully soon we will be able to do our part to keep the European pigs sane and stave off the dreaded mad pig disease.

 

 

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