This caused a lot of people to get up in arms, complaining about cruelty to animals and whatnot. I mean, these people were -pissed-. It was very strange to me, considering that they were a bunch of electric signals in a machine and had no personal wills. It must have been because they were cute - if they'd looked like starfish, nobody would have cared.
Don't try this in Boston, kids!
And check out the brilliantly Dada-ist press conference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XTuiyJNJOI&feature=relat...
That's the only thing that's keeping us safe.
There is hope!
> create a narrative about our relationship to space
Thus, narrative about our relationship to space.
Also, the writing of this website is excessively jargon-y, and reads like business (or perhaps the worst kind of academic) babble:
> The Tweenbot’s unexpected presence in the city created an unfolding narrative that spoke not simply to the vastness of city space and to the journey of a human-assisted robot, but also to the power of a simple technological object to create a complex network powered by human intelligence and asynchronous interactions. But of more interest to me, was the fact that this ad-hoc crowdsourcing was driven primarily by human empathy for an anthropomorphized object. <
The only flaw with the plan is that this kind of stuff leaks out of that confine and infects discourse outside of art funding bodies.