Beat Your Mouse Movement

Kitchen Budapest

Irma Földényi, László Kiss, Melinda Sipos, Dávid Dúl, Andi Sztojanovits

ZER01 in collaboration with xClinic and posted an open call for proposals to create environmental health projects and lifestyle experiments that make use of Pachube. The selected proposal by Kitchen Budapest, will be featured as part of the Out of the Garage, Into the World program at the 2010 01SJ Biennial.


Beat Your Mouse Movement (2010) strives to balance the growing hours spent in front of computer screens by offering a playful solution that motivates people to walk in order to get more exercise and become more conscious about their health and city environment. Beat Your Mouse Movement will consist of a web/desktop application called “Mousey” that tracks the mouse pointer and another one called “Steppy” that counts steps–creating a playful competition to literally beat the mouse. By tracking and analyzing this data they can encourage people to go further distances in the real world than in the virtual one.

During project development, Environmental Health Clinic Director, Natalie Jeremijenko, and the founder of, Usman Haque, will be on hand to provide advice, guidance and consultation on the project.