Project Description

Seek

The question if a computer can be programmed to respond intelligently to unexpected events was explored with “SEEK”, a project by Nicholas Negroponte and his Architecture Machine Group (MIT). “SEEK” consists of a toy-block city placed in a plexiglass encased environment, inhabited by gerbils that bump into the blocks and as such destroy the arrangement. A computer controlled robotic arm is programmed to either correct or amplify the dislocations caused by gerbils.

 

Credits: Nicholas Negroponte with the Architecture Machine Group (M.I.T.)
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