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A few years ago, Taos, N.M.-based artist and roboticist Christian Ristow was at a festival and felt there was a lack of interactive machinery that prioritized the operator’s experience and “violence, of the fun, recreational variety.” His answer to these deficits was Hand of Man, a 14,000-pound, 26-foot-long hydraulically activated hand and forearm capable of picking up and crushing cars.