Robot Readable World

by jonl on April 18, 2012

Timo Arnall created this intriguing video showing us the world through the “eyes” (sensors) of robots.

“Cutting it all together then reveals new meanings that we didn’t see before. [William] Burroughs said, ‘Cut into the present and the future leaks out,’ and in this film we start to connect the dots, to imbue the squiggly shapes with some kind of agency and intelligence, almost certainly beyond what the actual footage represents as research. When set against the broody–but purposefully quite neutral–soundtrack, we impose our own narratives onto the disparate scenes. This is a cinematic trick, a work of fiction, but one that reflects and resonates quite strongly across a lot of contemporary concerns.”


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