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Old 04-12-2009, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If You Happen To Be Feeling Sad Today

Drink, you dumb asshole.

I found this little experiment of a lil' cute robot in Washington Square Park (it's where you get bad weed if you're a tourist in NYC) and it was just swell!! If I had been in the park the day, I so would have run up and punted the little bugger, then proceed to force it to give me oral.

Anyway, enjoy!

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http://i.gizmodo.com/5208357/nyu-stu...xperiment-ever

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The tweenbot, a cardboard-bodied, cheerful little bugger, is equipped with a flag stating its intended destination. Since it can only move forward, it depends on the kindness of strangers to guide it and remove obstacles.

Tisch School of the Arts student Kacie Kinzer created the tweenbot as a kind of art experiment. In her words:

I wondered: could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself? To answer these questions, I built robots.

In New York City, we might expect the smiley-faced tweenbot to be stabbed, stomped, mugged, or covered in graffiti, but every single one of the journeys was completed without a hitch. Pedestrians would stop and help the little guy when he was trapped against a curb or headed into traffic, and point him in the right direction.


I don't know about you guys, but I like to think this project says more about the state of our nation than that stupid negative-nancy stock market. It's just about the warmest, fuzziest thing I've seen since the last Muppet movie.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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poor little bugger. I would of gave it the shocker than sent it on its way with a slight limp.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am sooo disappointed in you New Yorkers right now...
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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"I wondered: could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself? To answer these questions, I built robots."

Damn pompous art students.
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HEY HEY don't lump us upstate residents in with them, although we are just as sick.
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Going with the terminator theme I got going today. It appears it's a killer robot sent back the future. Everyone who helped it is marked for termination.
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Well, I meant the ones in the actual City as the ones who are disappointing me. I mean no one even stole the robot! What is going on with you city slickers these days?!?!
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