Photo credit: Windell H. Oskay,
on creative engineering and new media art

Watschendiskurs (2004)

February 10th, 2008


Autonomous robotic installation by Frank Fietzek and Uli Winters.

On two white pedestals we see two characters, a cat and a frog. They both look like some sort of odd low-tech cyborg versions of stuffed animals. When you walk closer you hear they are having a very serious discussion about language philosophy, quoting Kant and Wittgenstein and so on. From time to time they will lose their temper and resort to slapping each other.

I saw this piece during Ars Electronica 2005 and for some reason this is one of the pieces I really remember – more than some of the award winners.

Structured tagging: autonomous, kinetic, robotic, installation

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