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Robotic Church Orchestra

From Inhabitat:

If you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, how about hearing a band of robots make beautiful music? Artist Chico MacMurtrie’s eclectic collection of robotic sculptures is now performing for the first time on the East Coast at a historic church in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The site-specific installation, fittingly called the Robotic Church, has taken over the former Norwegian Seaman’s Church with a collection of incredible sound-playing robotic sculptures, all made from recycled machine parts. Although reservations are required, the spectacular show is free and open to the public with three performance days throughout November.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.