Monday, February 16, 2009

Many beardy geeks...

...were on hand for the art opening I attended with Walnut on Friday, at a gallery attached to a T station. It featured robotic art made by people from MIT, home to the highest caliber of geek. Robotic art is a rather specific form and an interesting one as it's a mix of science, which is all facty-wacty, and creativity, which is what a person needs to make up words like facty-wacty.

There was one exhibit that was annoyingly noisy and another with a lot of faux gore but for the most part the art was really neat and the geek energy positive. Walnut, whose bf is on some sort of AI board, is king of the geeks. Which makes Walnut the de facto queen.

I don't know what it makes me.

Anyhoo, here's an example of the art: There's a computer program that takes a picture of you and projects it onto a sculpted face on rails. Motion detectors sense where your face is and move the rail face up or down correspondingly so you can get an idea of what you look like to others.

Well really it's how you'd look to others if you decided it would be fun to come back from the dead to scare the crap out of them.


Blogger Overmatter said...

Sexiest ghost EVER!

9:02 PM, February 16, 2009


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