Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Jen Hui Liao's Self-Portrait Machine
Here's the blurb: "The project started with the observation that nearly everything that surrounds us has been created by machines. Our personal identities are represented by the products of the man-machine relationship. The Self-Portrait Machine encapsulates this man-machine relationship. By co-operating with the machine, a self-portrait is generated. It is self-drawn but from an external viewpoint through controlled movement and limited possibility. Our choice of how we are represented is limited to what the machine will allow."
I particularly like the fact that the user (or used) has a pen in each hand, particularly unnatural...