Ken Rinaldo – robotic sculptures, interactive art inspired by natural systems

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Ken Rinaldo – robotic sculptures, interactive art inspired by natural systems

Artist Ken Rinaldo’s gallery will take hours to view each project, but it’s worth it – his robotic sculptures and interactive artworks are inspired by natural systems / organic environments. Pictured here, Autopoiesis.

Autopoiesis, is a robotic sculpture installation commissioned by the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, Finland as part of Outoaly, the Alien Intelligence Exhibition curated by Erkki Huhtamo, 2000. It consists of fifteen robotic sound sculptures that interact with the public and modify their behaviors over time. These behaviors change based on feedback from infrared sensors, the presence of the participant/viewers in the exhibition and the communication between each separate sculpture. This series of robotic sculptures talk with each other through a computer network and audible telephone tones, which are a musical language for the group. Autopoiesis is “self making”, a characteristic of all living systems which was defined and refined by Francisco Varella and Humberto Maturana. The interactivity engages the viewer/participant who in turn, effects the system’s evolution and emergence. This creates a system evolution as well as an overall group sculptural aesthetic. Autopoiesis breaks out of standard interfaces (mouse) and playback methodologies (CRT) and presents an interactive environment, which is immersive, detailed and able to evolve in real time by utilizing feedback and interaction from audience/participant members.

Ken rinaldo – Link.

Links for artists using science and tech (great list from Rinaldo) – Link.

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