Seek (1970) 2017-03-15T11:47:49+00:00

Project Description


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.)