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fs

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Icon 1 posted April 17, 2009 05:30      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Awww... tiny cardboard robots lost in the big city.

Tweenbots

So freakin' cute!

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Is anyone surprised they all got where they were going?

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Icon 1 posted April 17, 2009 05:58      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's so great! I love them.
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Icon 1 posted April 17, 2009 06:49      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
They're just too cute! Thanks for the tip!

(And I am really that cynical? At some point, I thought that people would probably do just the same for children... Until I realised there's a major difference: robophily is unknown - to me, at least - unlike pedophily, and thus, children would be at much greater risk. Ah, but then, there might be people who, for that very reason, would go even more out of their way to assist a lost or in need of help child. Or would just call the police. Are we in a good or a bad world?)

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Icon 1 posted April 17, 2009 11:46      Profile for Stibbons   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Those are awesome!

@Stereo I think the majority of people would help the kid, probably more readily than the robot. Humans are programmed to look after other humans. There are fewer paedophiles lurking in the park than people expect! Though yeah, for a kid, the average passer by would likely call the police and get them to take care of it.

On a similar note, I'm amazed noone called the police for that little thing! Surely in this current climate of suspecting everyone and everything a little cardboard box propelling itself around is nothing but dodgey? I'm amazed that officer (or whatever she was, in the big hat and green uniform - forgive my ignorance of American law enforcement) didn't take it away, or call the bomb squad. It's refreshing to see people enjoying oddities rather than being paranoid about them.

(Damn, have I just turned this geeky thread into a political one? [ohwell] )

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Icon 1 posted April 17, 2009 12:10      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Stibbons:
Those are awesome!
On a similar note, I'm amazed noone called the police for that little thing! Surely in this current climate of suspecting everyone and everything a little cardboard box propelling itself around is nothing but dodgey?

Well, it does have a friendly little smiley face. I'm pretty sure that people that make bombs aren't the smiley face sort.

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quote:
Originally written by Kacie Kinder:
....could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself?

Ok, so maybe Kacie is a really nice person, and admittedly the experiment is quite interesting, but....... who wants to be the first to punch some English into this person? [Razz]

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