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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Photos by Greg Steinbrecher

A fan plays Duckhunt in the classics video game room at PAX East.

A female cosplayer dressed as Yuna from Final Fantasy X poses for a photo.

A crowd mostly composed of college students gathered at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common late Sunday evening to celebrate the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden. Two days ago, President Barack Obama announced that bin Laden was killed by a joint ground operation of the Navy SEALs and the CIA. The crowd sustained itself for almost two hours with an ebullient atmosphere, chanting and occasionally singing. Police officers stood nearby to monitor the energetic gathering. The students seemed to be predominantly from Boston University and MIT, with sparser showings from other area colleges.

Each pixel in the display featured the phrase “WHO did this?” printed on the corner of the circuit board.

Under the protective plexiglass cover, each device features 13 LEDs. Each pixel has a ridged plastic cover to direct the light up toward the window rather than back into the room.

The status LED on this pixel glows green, indicating its readiness to turn on at the figurative flip of a switch. Each pixel features a button labeled “sleep” which, according to an e-mail sent to the EAPS department, will disable the pixel for three hours if the office occupant is bothered by the light and pushes it.

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