Created by Michael Candy, 'Cryptid' is an animatronic light sculpture that uses 18 linear actuators to walk through a space. The term 'cryptid' refers to a pseudoscientific classification of animals whose existence is unsubstantiated or based on anecdotal evidence (wiki). As human and robotic, natural and synthetic are increasingly amalgamated, the projects questions whether machines could be considered a subspecies (1).
Persistence of Vision is a public installation that adapts recognisable civil infrastructure into an interactive experience. The project is a reaction to our current state of surveillance, be it self initiated or passive, by revealing an often overlooked or ignored component of our city, and plays on many emerging technologies that are fast embedded into our daily lives, such as AI and computer vision.