Taehee Kim

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Moving Character I, II


Travellers’ carrier bags are passive moving objects being accompanied by people. What if a bag moves by itself responding to surrounding objects and avoiding obstacles by its autonomy? The transformation of passiveness to autonomy would create a drastic flip of the identity of a bag that is desired to reveal the characteristics of the ‘movable element’ of a bag. Two different bags are exhibited in different places. While they have the same instruction codes, their difference in motors and body creates drastic difference in the characteristics in terms of motions and appearance, and in addition perhaps the difference in environment that suggests an interesting issue of the mind-body problem.

Found carrier bag, microprocessors, proximity sensors, motors