Sunday, April 12, 2009
People are innately Good: Tweenbot
This video is cute and it gives me hope. Here's what gizmodo had to say^^
The tweenbot, a cardboard-bodied, cheerful little bugger, is equipped with a flag stating its intended destination. Since it can only move forward, it depends on the kindness of strangers to guide it and remove obstacles.
Tisch School of the Arts student Kacie Kinzer created the tweenbot as a kind of art experiment. In her words:
I wondered: 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? To answer these questions, I built robots.
Daniel Gray is a Korean-American Adoptee that returned to Korea in 2005 to rediscover his roots. He is a Korean food expert that has worked on and appeared on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, the Kimchi Chronicles, Gourmet Diaries of a Foodie, Unravel Travel, and much more. He was the marketing and tour manager of O'ngo Food Communications from 2010-2015. He is currently the tour and events president of Delectable Travels which is part of the iFamily Corporation. In his free time, he writes and photographs food, culture and travel topics. He writes on his blog Seoul Eats and he has an upcoming book on his adoptee experiences.