The Most Terrifying Thing You’ll See Today – 80 Teddy Ruxpins Speaking The Web [Video]
This might be classified as an “art installation” by the creative people behind it but this shudder inducing ‘thing’ by Sean Hathaway and Carlos Severe Marcelin is just plain creepy.
Called T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction) it is 80 Teddy Ruxpins hanging on a wall and speaking the emotional content of the Web. This is the artists’ explanation:
TED is a large, wall-based installation consisting of an array of 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls that speak emotional content gathered from the web via synthetic speech with animated mouths. The speaking of the emotional content is accompanied by one of twenty-four musical vignettes that have been paired to the emotional content being spoken. Each vignette, representing one of twenty-four subtle variants of human emotion, have been composed in such a way that the beginnings and ends of the short pieces will seamlessly dogleg in any possible configuration and stream endlessly as a unified whole. The installation is allowed to drift about freely through the emotional landscape being driven only by those who are contributing content to the piece whether unwittingly or consciously. As such the overall presentation of the piece can vary greatly based on external conditions such as seasons, world events and even time of day.
You can read more about it at their Severed Enterprises site but in the meantime here is a sample of something very creepy (even if it is cool).