Robotic Art

As robotics are taken up by artists, a lot of cool new effects in art are happening. Just this weekend I was admiring a simple but elegant fountain in Bremerton that uses stop and go timers to create patterns in the air that seem to defy gravity. You can see a video of the fountain here, but it’s more fun to watch it for a long time as its patterns change.

Here is a much more complex use of automatic motion and timing, in a sculpture created by Art+Com that’s on display at the BMW Museum in Munich. It uses steel balls suspended on strings that have a programmed repertoire of graceful motions and patterns.

~ by lolarusa on September 3, 2008.

One Response to “Robotic Art”

  1. That’s beautiful, like watching an alien life form.

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