Tomorrow is Kat’s first day working on the library toy of Thingamabobas. She recently worked at the installation held at Nottingham Lakeside and had a great time!
“Thingamabobas is a playful, contactless sensory installation where participants meet and interact with a circus of performative hybrid mechanised smart sculptures crafted from sustainable and found objects embedded with sensing technologies. The installation space is a place of wonder and draws on the absurdities of British artists Heath Robinson and Rowland Emett’s contraptions, Calder’s Circus (1930’s), robotics, automatas, and object theatre. These artificial life forms have a whimsical personality with embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and capabilities for touchless interaction that responds to the audience’s movements. The sculptures design, aesthetics and movements reference traditional circus acts; clowns, acrobats, trapeze acts, tightrope walkers, jugglers, contortionists, trampolinists and unicyclists.”
For some more information on where you can see Thingamabobas, please head over to the Nottingham City Libraries website using the link below: