Soon the Tate Britain will let four remotely controlled robots roam around their art galleries, controlled by people at home with computers, so that the remote voyeur can look at the art from their sofa.

It’s a bit of an art project in itself, but actually, one of the small pleasures of blogging is that I am occasionally invited to places when they are closed to the public, and while mainly to see the whatever for a review, it is nice to be in a nearly empty gallery on occasions.

Sending robots roaming around the empty gallery at night — even if just remotely — could be quite interesting.

Of course, if this had been in Tate Modern, as I initially mistakenly thought it was, I might have been wandering up to a pile of bricks, scratching my head and saying “I don’t understand it”.

I’d be confused.


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  1. Max Stone says:

    Ta da!

  2. Audrey Wright says:

    I’m not quite sure how to think of this ? I get it from the perspective of a disabled person, not being able to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, like art. But, if you’ve ever watched South Park, you should recall the episode where Cartman had to confront his obesity. I can’t help but picture this scene happening.
    I don’t know, maybe I’m slightly more paranoid than I should be. Anyway, I imagine it’s pretty awesome getting in before everybody else, so way to go on that one. 🙂

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