Amazing automaton from the 18th century- what would Art have said?

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Amazing automaton from the 18th century- what would Art have said?

Post by Ann » Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:23 am

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Take a look at this video, featuring an absolutely amazing automaton from the 18th century. If you wind it up, it will write poems in French and English and draw four different pictures. Note its sweet facial expression, too, as it appears to "watch" what it is writing and drawing.

This automaton apparently inspired the movie Hugo. I so wonder what Art would have said about it - the automaton, I mean, not the movie.

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Re: Amazing automaton from the 18th century- what would Art have said?

Post by Fred the Cat » Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:12 pm

Ann wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:23 am
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Take a look at this video, featuring an absolutely amazing automaton from the 18th century. If you wind it up, it will write poems in French and English and draw four different pictures. Note its sweet facial expression, too, as it appears to "watch" what it is writing and drawing.

This automaton apparently inspired the movie Hugo. I so wonder what Art would have said about it - the automaton, I mean, not the movie.

Ann
Hard to know but he never responded robotically. :no:
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