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::vtol::’s Cybernetic Installation umbilical digital #ArtTuesday


::vtol::’s newest piece is incredible, as always. From vtol.cc:

“Umbilical digital” project is a kind of farm where special algorithm that runs on arduino board “cares about” digital nurslings – Japanese Tamagotchi toys that became in due time one of the first pet simulators. Viewing condition of every nursling, the system performs all the necessary manipulations to support “life” and “good spirit” of digital animals. Through simulation of pressing the buttons, the system behaves like an ideal careful host, and a pet exists as if it was nursed by a human.

Looking at the behavior of “organisms”, the algorithm constantly learns and modifies itself. Stats of all processes in real time are shown on a small thermal printer that keeps “chronicle” of the farm that lets retrace the history of colony and its evolution.

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