| This project --
iNTERFACE -- is a telerobotic installation piece by
Canadian artist Garnet
Hertz. On a fundamental level, its primary goal is to
create an inexpensive low-tech telerobotic machine that is controllable
through the web.
Beyond only producing a web-interfaced machine, it is in the artist's intent to explore and generate theories of digital space and experience -- especially the interface between digital interaction and physical output.
s t a t u s
The project, formerly named doppelgänger, began in August of 1995.
Several different designs
for the device were proposed and worked on. To view a collection of the
different models and designs of this project, visit the:
t e c h n i c a l i t i e sA majority of time on this project was spent learning technical data. The struggle encountered with technology was tremendous -- at the start of this project the artist had no formal experience with robotics, electrical systems, and the interfacing of these systems.
Using a "hack" technique, the device and system was cobbled together at a total cost of $100. Using trailing-edge technology, the machine utilized inexpensive motors, used R/C servos, "hockey puck" wheels, and a frame of welded scrap metal.
r e s p o n s e sMany artists: the power plug is the enemy. [pictured to the right].
Viewers at website: build a tele-destructive device. For view some of these reponses, visit: