Tech

What If Video Games Caused Serious Physical Injuries?

An artist imagines.

Posted on

Game Arthritis is a neat/gnarly/hysterical 2011 project from the artist Matteo Bittani, and IOCOSE, the Italian culture jamming collective. It imagines a variety of motor pathologies caused by playing too many videogames. Here are some of the best:

"WASD Syndrome"

gamearthritis.org

"WASD Syndrome must be treated early to help the patient retain the full range of motion in the fingers. If such deformity remains untreated for more than 4 weeks, treatment becomes problematic. Today, WASD Syndrome affects a surprisingly high percentage of individuals in technologically advanced countries."

Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.

Contact Joseph Bernstein at joe.bernstein@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.