Daysleepers (OUT888)

1998

emergent behaviour-based installation maquette

electric motors, wire, tape, photocell, PC XT computer, BASIC program, OCA GLAND board, parallel port


Small nocturnal machines. An experiment in emergent-behaviour based artwork.


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