Lego Robot Draws What You Look At

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Makers & Spectators” was an exhibition that examined the human perception and the way we look at things. It took place in the MU, a space for contemporary art and design in Eindhoven, Netherlands and was developed by Christien Meindertsma, a designer from Rotterdam.

In cooperation with her I’ve built an installation that reproduces the way we look. An eye-tracker records the movement of the visitor’s eyes while looking at photographs of different objects. A robot hanging from the ceiling on top of a large pile of paper makes one dot for every point the visitor has just been looking at. This results in large scale images showing how the same objects have been perceived differently.

The overall installation was about six by six meters large and the robot was build mainly out of Lego parts. Basically being a toy for children, both the construction and the programming have been pushed so far that it becomes capable of things way beyond it was meant for.

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