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Hemispheres: Tweet Nothings

Alone_Together_tove_kjellmark_900STOCKHOLM – In the clamorous entrance hall of Stockholm’s Central Station, a shiny one-foot-tall bronze robot sits on a plinth and blurts out random sentences to passersby. “I’ll be there in 10, babe,” it announces in Swedish, and then, “Best game ever!” A moment later, apropos of nothing, the robot squirms with laughter: “Hahaha!”

This chatty mechanical creature, which has small pointy teeth and duckbill jaws, is the work of 38-year-old Swedish sculptor Tove Kjellmark, who modeled it on the innards of a toy bulldog she bought in Barcelona. The device has been programed to receive and recite Twitter posts, a kind of found poetry aimed at exposing the banality and addictiveness of social media—the “electronic device fog,” as the artist puts it, that blinds us to the world…(Full Article)

Published in Hemispheres on June 1st 2015

Photo Credit: Tove Kjellmark

Author: Jessica Benavides Canepa

Jessica is a freelance journalist focusing on international travel, fashion, luxury, eco culture & women's issues. She has lived and/or traveled to 50+ cities around the globe. Published work has appeared at BBC Travel, Jetsetter, Nat Geo, CNN travel, Viator, Societe Perrier and Hemisperes.

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