The machine is able to give the audience the feeling of a living organism through its staccato motions, while exposing the “inner workings” the provide life to the organism. This allows the audience to contemplate what the philosophical distinction between an organic and inorganic item actually is. The feeling of the living organism is also enhanced and attracts the attention from others using the sound created by the servos, giving a voice to the machine. With minor changes, the machine also allows for exploration of other areas, such as the physicality of waves and simple entertainment when a model person is “surfing” on the chainmail (as shown in the video).
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