I enjoyed learning about Eduardo Kac. I also thought that Pat did a very good job with his presentation. It was very structured and well thought out. He was very prepared for his artist presentation. I liked that Eduardo's art is very controversial (not unlike most of the artists we have seen), it was controversial on a level that was different than the others. His testing on animals was something that if PIDA had seen it (I do not know whether they did or not) they would have had an all-out protest. I really enjoy his marriage between art and science because in my opinion, science is amazing and to capture it on film is also amazing. I thought that the robot piece was interesting. However, I thought it was almost dramatized with the use of his blood. I realized the point that he was trying to get across; that the robot was functioning on his blood. If the only thing the robot needed was oxygen to function, there are literally hundreds of substances that could have been used to sustain it. Although, the symbolism was probably the most important part of this piece so the semantics are irrelevant.
Eduardo Kac -Kat
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