Desktop Olympics: Maribor 2009
The world’s first Desktop Olympics will take place in Maribor, Slovenia on May 20 2009.
Desktop Olympics is an offshoot of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games. Just like the ancient Greeks once made their everyday objects into props of competition and play (discs, spears etc.), Desktop Olympians reappropriate artefacts of our times for competitive and playful purposes. In Desktop Olympics, athletes compete with computer mice, qwerty keyboards and office computers in various, new disciplines, ranging from double-keyboard-notepad-fencing to double-mouse-folder-wrestling.