Melting polar bear reveals a metal skeleton

Van Mensvoort
December 13th 2009

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Unsure how this melting polar bear ice sculpture created by artist Mark Coreth fits in Next Nature mythology. The art piece was presented last week in Copenhagen and is sponsored by WWF to create an awareness on the human impact on the climate.

Once the ice sculpture has melted – which should take a day or ten – a metal skeleton remains that remotely reminds of the metal skeleton of the Terminator. Should we read this as a symbol suggesting that biological species are being be replaced by technological species? Anyhow it does provoke one to reflect upon the question if and what species would take the polar bears place if it were to become extinct.

Related: The World without Technology, The Order Electrus, Killer Robots. Thanks Dreg.

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17 comments

Bullshit Detector
Posted 07/02/2014 – 23:24

THE SCULPTURE IS MEANT TO HELP WWF> THE ENVIROMENTAL CONCERNS ARE THE REASON THE SCULPTURE WAS BUILT. ALSO NEXT NATURE IS SCIENCE FOR LOSERS.

Reason
Posted 07/02/2014 – 23:20

For me it shows how rapidly the polar regions are melting, and how soon, the polar bear will just be another fossil in a museum. The bones could be metal because of the fact a skeleton lasts forever, but it is more likely that they are metal because it is a suitable material. However, I do feel that the author doesn't know what he is talking about - when have you seen a robotic polar bear?

Elias
Posted 22/08/2010 – 19:08

If polar bears do go extinct the animal that will take it place it be nothing, being that the polar bear has 40% same DNA as the Relative polar bear, making it impossible to remake polar bears, thats why we converse these friendly creatures.

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