Double-Taker (Snout)

Double-Taker (Snout)

Posted On: August 28, 2009
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“Double-Taker (Snout)” (by Golan Levin with Lawrence Hayhurst, Steven Benders and Fannie White) deals in a whimsical manner with the themes of trans-species eye contact, gestural choreography, subjecthood, and autonomous surveillance. The project consists of an eight-foot (2.5m) long industrial robot arm, costumed to resemble an enormous inchworm or elephant’s trunk, which responds in unexpected ways to the presence and movements of people in its vicinity. Sited on a low roof above a museum entrance, and governed by a real-time machine vision algorithm, Double-Taker (Snout) orients a supersized googly-eye towards passers-by, tracking their bodies and suggesting an intelligent awareness of their activities.

http://www.flong.com/projects/snout/

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