Here we have a wonderfully preserved example of the Ludustatarium Temperosony, more commonly known as “Playstation controller” or “Dual Shock”. Though similar to the Dominaludus Nintendicus, this fossilized Ludustatarium Temperosony represents a more complex evolution of the species.
Okay, so this isn’t really a fossil, despite the authentic-sounding Latin terminology. It’s actually concrete, molded by artist Christopher Locke using a technique that mimics the looks and feel of stone fossils. His series of “modern fossils” are made from “actual archaic technology that was once cutting-edge,” and include a Game Boy and NES controllers, among other technological marvels.
All of his modern fossils are for sale, shipped straight to your door, though I shudder to think what UPS charges to deliver a box packed with concrete. But the collision of nostalgia and artistry may prove hard to resist, especially since Locke has several more videogame relics in the works, including Anaticula persequor (Nintendo Zapper), Dominaludus sexagentaquad (N64 Controller), Dominaludus supernintendicus (SNES Controller), Hilarofustis atarium (Atari Joystick).