Monday, October 09, 2006

Life-Size Walking Automaton

Check out this life-size walking automaton by Fred Abels. Named "Dirk", he looks like homeless person walking behind a bag-laden shopping cart. Dirk is connected like a marionette to the mechanism hidden in the base of the cart.

This is not only an amazing automaton, but an interesting piece of performance art, and sociological experiment.

It's a Flash site, so you'll need to do a few things to see video...

  1. Visit Fred Abels' site
  2. Click on the first link on the left labeled "Dirk"
  3. Click the word "Video" written vertically on the right hand side of the page.

Thanks John!

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