Sunday, October 31, 2010

Robots craft massive artworks

This impressive installation created by Federico Diaz was not actually created by him. It is a prime example of how robots can empower the artist to delegate his craft to his mechanical workforce, and have them realize his ideas with utmost efficiency and precision. The artist's task here was to pinpoint to the robots the coordinates of each of the 420,000 pixel-balls that make up this piece. He did this by taking pixelvalues from two-dimensional pictures, and translating these values through the virtual laws of fluid dynamics. It gives the installation the feel as if it's a snapshot impression of a nano-suffused future where everything is constantly and organically in motion.

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