80 Teddy Ruxpin Dolls Speaking The Internet’s Personal Business
While we’re on the subject of the lack of personal restraint brought on by the ability to blast each of your thoughts and fears and dreams to everyone in the world, here is an art installation featuring 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls hung up on a wall reading those thoughts back to you in robot human voices. Oh, perfect. This is going to be perfect, I can already tell. Here is the artists’ (Sean Hathaway and Carlos Severe Marcelin) synopsis, via i09:
TED is a large, wall-based installation consisting of an array of 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls that speak emotional content gathered from the web via synthetic speech with animated mouths. The speaking of the emotional content is accompanied by one of twenty-four musical vignettes that have been paired to the emotional content being spoken. Each vignette, representing one of twenty-four subtle variants of human emotion, have been composed in such a way that the beginnings and ends of the short pieces will seamlessly dogleg in any possible configuration and stream endlessly as a unified whole.
It’s as if they took bits of everyone’s sleeping and waking nightmares and distilled them into the One True Nightmare, and then put it on YouTube, where it belongs! Let’s all watch it with our eyes and ears as open as possible.
To be honest, it’s odd that they all say anything OTHER than “I don’t feel like you love me.” I feel like that one could sum of everything well enough! (Thanks for the tip, R2D2, Esq.)