Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Poke the rabbit

from here

Rabbit field is an installation where rabbit-like inflated forms react empathically when one of them is being deflated (i.e. squeezed or poked by the spectators), causing a "ripple wave" within the bunny society. The bunnies also reproduce quickly, increasing in numbers over night, often until they fill the entire room. Since the rabbits' sensors and inflating fans are connected via a central computer, they can be set up to react to their nearest neighbor or to a cousin across the ocean.

1 comment:

Romerican said...

I have to question if that's a perversion of the word empathy.