Thursday 14 August 2014

After Dark

Tate Britain's After Dark, which has four robots wandering round the gallery from 10pm to 3am, allegedly controlled by online visitors, looked a shaky idea from the start. Out of curiosity I signed up last night and twice got the message "Error 503 Service Unavailable Guru Meditation...". This bugged tripe won the £70,000 IK Prize, a competition to encourage innovative digital uses of the museum. Money to burn, those idiots in charge. Try it yourself and let me know if you have better luck than I did: CLICK. Shown is a pre-launch video still of one of the robots viewing Sir Jacob Epstein’s The Visitation (1926). Even the BBC can't make this daft idea look worthwhile (CLICK).


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