This interactive sculpture is an immersive and thought-provoking exploration of the relationship between technology, empathy, and the natural world. Designed to evoke a sense of empathy or sympathy in the viewer, the sculpture's organic appearance and reactive behavior mimic the movements and responses of a living organism. Its dynamic and responsive nature adjusts its behaviors in real-time based on the movements and proximity of the viewer, inviting them to engage with and consider the ways in which technology can be used to create immersive and interactive experiences that foster a sense of connection and understanding.
The sculpture's organic, grotesque design and the emotive "squealing" sounds produced by the internal motors are deliberately crafted to capture the viewer's attention and evoke a sense of sympathy towards the depicted organism. Through the use of the psychological principle of "negativity bias," the sculpture aims to draw attention to the struggle and plight of the organism, encouraging feelings of empathy and understanding. The sculpture encourages the viewer to contemplate their own relationship to technology and the natural world, fostering deeper understanding and connection.
The sculpture's interactive nature allows for a unique and personalized experience for each viewer, as the sculpture's behavior adjusts to their presence and movements. This creates a sense of connection and engagement with the sculpture, encouraging the viewer to think deeper about the relationship between technology and empathy.