Augmented Fish Reality

Van Mensvoort
November 20th 2007

augmented fish
augmented fish
Augmented Fish Reality is an interactive installation of five rolling robotic fish-bowl sculptures. These sculptures allow Siamese Fighting fish (Betta Splendons) to use intelligent hardware and software to move their robotic bowls - under their control. Siamese fighting fish have excellent eyes which allow them to see outside the water. They have color vision and seem to like the color yellow. Humans interact with the work simply by entering the environment.

This installation was created by Ken Rinaldo, who will give a speedlecture on his new installation 'Our Daily Bread' at the Paradise by the Laptop Light event on Next Nature at STRP Festival this Friday.

See also: A Mouse can scare the Cat away, Augmented Animals,

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Posted 18/04/2012 – 00:42

That poor betta...

Posted 02/04/2010 – 23:12

thT IS TOOOO COOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO BETTAS!!!!!!!!!!

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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