“Dubito ergo cogito; cogito ergo sum. (I doubt, therefore I think; I think therefore I am)” Rene Descartes
Is it Art? Science? Creationist? Fantasy?
How can it help us? What can we learn? Does it have an educational purpose or is it purely for entertainment?
I find Theo Jansen’s creatures clever and mesmerising but is it an animal? It doesn’t reproduce independently from its creator! It doesn’t think for itself and is only reactionary. Is it art? Jansen thinks outside the square and his creation is beautiful but is it just too fantastical or popular to be considered an artform?
Is it a commercial product? Not yet!
Like all TED Talks I find these concepts challenging… so what do you think?