Artists Marc Sciglimpaglia and Phoenix Toews have managed to hack a NES Mario cartridge, enabling the game to be controlled by noise from a microphone.

Their video, trying to explain the scientific justification behind lying around playing guitar and video games, is excellent. Keep a particular eye out for the "participant's" comments at 1:46, the demonstration of the tech at 2:40, and the introduction of bongos at 4:15.

The hack was produced using Sciglimpaglia's "nin.reflux" plugin for music software Max, which is able to manipulate NES roms with audio.