What is the safest way to get from point A to point B? A simple question with a not so simple answer. What does it mean to be safe? Is it the feeling of safety or actually being safe? How are of either of these measured? Most importantly, If I've had too much too drink, what is my safest way home?
We begin to answer these abstract questions in a very tangible environment. Classic 1980's arcade games. I love the 80's.
Ms. Pac Man
In 1981 Ms. Pac Man was released forever giving people like me a reason to get out of bed in the morning. In the figure to the left, the small yellow boxes are pills Ms. Pac Man eats for points, and the 4 super pills allow Ms. Pac Man to eat the ghosts. The 4 tunnels on the left and right edges, "wrap" the board. For example, if Ms. Pac Man enters the tunnel in the top left she will come out on the top right.