• Robotic Confucius in Steel Cage Aims to Provoke Debate on Chinese Society
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[video=youtube;DfzY8hiZ5IU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfzY8hiZ5IU[/video] [quote]The video above shows a robotic Confucius that lies motionless before jolting up and down in a 12-meter-tall steel cage at the [URL="http://www.rockbundartmuseum.org/"]Rockbund Art Museum[/URL] in Shanghai. These automated mechanical movements repeat, and the Confucius figure behaves kind of like a life-sized (and possessed)[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq0OQBdIhsc"]weeble[/URL] toy. On the exhibit's opening day, nine live monkeys joined Confucius in the cage, which according to the gallery, served as a metaphor for the primitive desire in human civilization.The installation, "Confucius No. 6," is part of [URL="http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/not-your-fathers-confucius"]controversial[/URL] Chinese-born and internationally-based artist [URL="http://www.zhanghuan.com/"][B]Zhang [/B][/URL][URL="http://www.zhanghuan.com/"][B]Huan[/B][/URL]’s exhibition called [I]Q-Confucius[/I], which according to the artist was designed as[B] an analogy for Confucius’ life and teachings. Zhang’s stated aim was to provoke public debate about societal issues in China, including rapid economic growth, unbalanced values, and environmental challenges.[/B][/quote] It's like the robotic version of Deviant Art, so ~Deep~ . Another exhibit at the museum [img]http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/files/79446/giant_confucius.jpg[/img]
that shits creepy.
Good grief...
The Exorcist comes to mind... fuck me! fuck me!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH [editline]9th January 2012[/editline] That made my day.
Now that is fucking creepy.
What
Imagine just tossing that thing in someones living room at night.
[QUOTE=Jetblack357;34131015]Imagine just tossing that thing in someones living room at night.[/QUOTE] or having 5 people dress like that and stand around their bed, just waiting for them to wake up.
[QUOTE=J!NX;34131031]or having 5 people dress like that and stand around their bed, just waiting for them to wake up.[/QUOTE] Have 5 of those things around their bed.
[QUOTE=Jetblack357;34131042]Have 5 of those things around their bed.[/QUOTE] That reminds me of a video I posted. ([URL="http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1137616"]This[/URL]) It'd be so perfect if it was Halloween night too, and SUPER dark.
This is so pretentious it's painful.
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