Museum of Robots
I saw the below linked article and photos of the “Museum of Robots.” Without giving it more than a glance I thought, “Cool. I wonder where they’re at?” It took me a minute on their site to realize that this wasn’t a real museum. Well it IS a museum, but not brick and mortar. The entire museum is located in the virtual world of Second Life.
Run by collectors Count and Bibi Bayliss, their mission is to display and educate how robots have influenced science, art, and transferred to pop culture as well. On virtual “display” is a real collection of small robots, and personally crafted beings they’ve built themselves.
The site Entre Todas has an interview with the MOR founders, who describe their latest exhibit featuring Clayton Bailey – shown in the video.
I’ve never explored Second Life, but some browsing led me to this SL Dance Party, which looked really fun until I realized that the real me was still sitting at my computer drinking coffee. However for displaying art, or creating a space to share with the world – this 3D environment is a fascinating way to do it. And perhaps becoming more and more mainstream.