Imagine your daily routine: you’re on the subway, walking down the street, going to the market, etc. Now picture a small cardboard robot rolling by you with a flag taped to it asking you to help him reach his destination. What do you do? Do you walk on by or do you help him? Kacie Kinzer attempted to answer this question with her “Tweenbots”. It’s a fantastic social experiment that yielded some surprising results. More importantly it’s an affirming study in empathy and compassion and a nice counterpoint to this week’s headlines. This vid explains Kacie’s project- be sure to watch “Sam the Tweenbot” in action. The human reaction to him is priceless!
“Tweenbot Tom” , made an appearance today in New York’s Museum of Modern Art where he asked patrons to steer him toward the “Talk To Me” Exhibit. This installation explores the dynamic of human interaction with objects. It’s an interesting convergence of art, design, science, technology, and sociology; Kacie Kinzer’s work is also featured here. FYI, with the help of some kind museum-goers, Tweenbot Tom successfully made it to his destination! For more information on MoMA’s “Talk to Me Exhibit”, click here.