Theo Jansen (born 1948) is a Dutch artist. In 1990, he began what he is known for today: building large mechanisms out of PVC that are able to move on their own, known asStrandbeest. His animated works are a fusion of art and engineering; in a car company (BMW) television commercial Jansen says: “The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.” He strives to equip his creations with their own artificial intelligence so they can avoid obstacles by changing course when one is detected, such as the sea itself. (source)
This dissapointing on so many levels, but not surprising.
SILENCED Members of the Russian punk bank Pussy Riot sit inside a detention box during their court appearance in Moscow on Friday. A judge in the case — appointed to the bench by president Vladimir Putin — found band members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alyokhina guilty of “hooliganism” for a performance at Moscow’s main cathedral in February. They were sentenced to two years in prison. (Photo: Andrey Smirnov / AFP-Getty via The New York Times)
So that a computer’s processes could be made to resemble the vagaries of human intelligence, Turing suggested the incorporation of a random element like a roulette wheel.
- Paul Strathern Turing and the Computer
only a page or two before this bit the author talks about Turing’s attempts to get an early computer to compose a love letter. Short and interesting book.
Youth & Love: Just Kids with Twigs
Twigs wears jumper and blouse Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière. Photography Matthew Stone. Styling Matthew Josephs.
i-D kick starts the new season with a celebration of what it means to be young today. Tonnes more where this came from here.