Social Fabric
What A living skin created out of engineered emergence of a couple thousand mobile robots illustrating the tension between the individual and the community. The tissue fibers are formed by the radio connectivity of each robot. The robots attempt to live harmoniously but rebellious individuals create tears in the social fabric.
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3d animation on computer, two lcd panels, one box
Why To create a new kinetic sculpture with grace and controllability.
Who jackbackrack with jake beal on proto and with help from Fran Trainor on building the display case.
How Social Fabric is written in a new programming language, called Proto, for describing group behaviors and engineering emergent phenomena. In this language, behaviors can be mixed and in this artwork, individual and community oriented behaviors are expressed and combined. The Proto language is joint work with Jake Beal.
When 2006
Where mit
And proto