15 Robots = 1 Human: Sculpture by Random International
On the Body by Random International
Exhibition on @ PACE Gallery, NYC. Ends 22 Oct 2016
What it is:
Pay attention only to the points of light at the end of each robotic arm to see a 3D walking human figure. I made the above GIF from this video, OR you could see this thing in REAL LIFE at Pace Gallery right now. TIP: Go soon. These artists/engineers are the same that brought you "Rain Room" at MoMA, that generated an 8+ hour line after a couple weeks.
Why it matters:
Because cool new technology is generally "slow to market" - you might see a concept or prototype of something amazing on YouTube, but have to wait a few years to see anything like it in real life. BUT art can introduce and demonstrate physical technological advances FAR faster, because there doesn't need to be a "point" or a "market", and there only needs to be one. So take advantage & go see this.
PACE Gallery: 537 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011 --->Link