'Meet your Creator' Flying Robots Performance

My favourite talk at the 2012 'Reasons to be Creative' conference in Brighton today was by Memo Akten @memotv, http://www.memo.tv/ and http://www.marshmallowlaserfeast.com/

He is one of the directors of the stunning 'Meet your creator' project - a troupe of 16 quadrotors (flying robots) dance to and manipulate sound and light at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2012...

 Meet your Creator Flying Robots Performance

Here's how it was done...

Bring on the old Robots

Omnibot by Tomy


Meet Newton by Synpet

"Imagine . . . A real robot right in your very own home, school or office!. He walks. he talks. He works, plays, teaches and more.Introducing Newton. The first and only personal robot who's ready. willing and able to help out at home, at school, in the office . . . anywhere you go!" http://www.theoldrobots.com/newton.html


Androman from Androbot


Robot readable world

How do robots see the world? How do they gather meaning from our streets, cities, media and from us?This is an experiment in found machine-vision footage, exploring the aesthetics of the robot eye.

Found via @andspo

Hyper 1980's Motion Graphics

This collection is so bad it's good, enjoy...

VIDEODROME (1983) Trailer with hyper '80s graphics for the David Cronenberg classic

JVC - Time Rider - Computer Dreaming (1981)
Unbelievably painfully cheesy video effects demo from JVC circa 1981. They suffered for their art - now it's your turn. 

Quest (1985)
Computer animated short from 1985 featured gratuitous amounts of ray tracing, rendered on a network of 108 Apollo Workstations.

Star Rider (1983)
Background visuals from the hybrid laserdisc/CG arcade game "Star Rider." (watch from 46 seconds onwards...)

Bio-Sensor (1984) / Sio-Benbor (1988)
(This is very odd!) Two shorts for the price of one! Bio-Sensor (1984) is a surreal Japanese film notable for its early use of primitive motion capture, using profile and head-on films of a tiger walking (a la Muybridge). Sio-Benbor (1988) is a French parody notable for having a really cute kitty cat.

Brilliance (1985)
...And now for the obligitary sexy female robot