is a video game in the form of a tv news broadcast. An interactive collage of news footage, theoretical texts and propaganda, glitches and static, safety videos, advertising and elements from popular video games, Live Disasters performs a televised crisis that is always unfolding, never resolved, and forces the viewer into active participation with uncertain (and frequently undermined) control over the events. As a video game, it is not much fun. Begun in May of 2001, version 2.0 was released in September 2010. Additional levels are added as the events of history demand it.

Live Disasters

A society which rashly privileges the present—real time—to the detriment of both the past and the future, also privileges the accident.
–Paul Virilio