Solve this giant Rubik's cube in your cube

Cubicle dwellers: Artists from Seattle have super-sized the early 1980s puzzle and you can play it right from the comfort of your desk.

Groovik's Cube
The 1.5-story tall "Groovik's Cube." Video screenshot by Rusty Blazenhoff/CNET

The big illuminated cube you'll be challenged to solve is a 26-foot-high interactive installation called "Groovik's Cube" and it is, of course, based on the popular 3D puzzle, the Rubik's Cube.

Originally created for the 2009 Burning Man festival in Nevada by Mike Tyka and Seattle-based art collective GroovLabs, this hanging sculpture is now on display at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J., as part of its "Beyond Rubik's Cube" exhibit, which celebrates the Rubik's Cube 40th anniversary.

If you're in the area, you can play with the ginormous cube in person. If you're not, you can play the game live online via webcam. Instead of fiddling with moving parts, this glowing art cube uses a complex set of LED lights that shift and change under your control.

Go ahead, give it your best shot.

(Via Burning Man)

About the author

Rusty Blazenhoff has been deeply involved in cyberculture for more than 20 years, and immersed in pop culture since getting her first copy of Dynamite magazine. She loves kitsch, quirky artifacts of Americana, and enjoying island life in Alameda, Calif., with her daughter. She makes a mean Fluffernutter.


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