Goldfish-driven vehicles continue to make great strides since our previous coverage.
Now they are higher up and on a sturdier wheelbase, allowing free movement around any gallery where this iteration resides.
Quentin Destieu and Sylvain Huguet say:
Machine 2 Fish is an artistic installation using a robotic experimental system that translates the movements of a living goldfish into the physical locomotion of a robot.
It is a question of allowing a goldfish to move in a terrestrial universe thanks to this prosthesis. The aim is to create a pseudo-intelligent system linking the fish and the machine to a stand-alone device that refers to cyborgs and science fiction. This project was born in 2010 as part of a residency with the support of M2F Créations / Lab GAMERZ, the 2016 version embeds a new system of sensors and computer programming able to respond as closely as possible to the requirements of fish.
When will the BattleBots-style series FishBots start? We're waiting with bated* breath.
• Machine 2 Fish (Vimso / Gamerz)
* Yes, the pun is intentional.
Jonathan Harris uses written words as the starting point for drawings of the things the words represent. This guy should do tattoo cover ups
Italian sculptor Daniela Forti makes gorgeous jellyfish tables from colored glass. Here’s a photo of how she creates the dramatic pieces, drawing out individual globs of glass into long tendrils:
“This is what you get when you iron a Slinky,” said one commenter. So soothing and gorgeous.
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