Sunday, March 3, 2013

Modern art by robots, 1959 style


(Direct link to video) In this 1959 video, Parisian inventor Jean Tinguely demonstrates his kinetic sculptures that he calls "Meta-Matics" or "happy" machines. Participants insert a five shilling token into the slot to activate the whirring kinetic sculptures. They then choose from an assortment of pens and markers to make randomized "do-it-yourself abstract art." Note the old fashioned barrel-handled magic markers at 1:25.

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