Spot's Rampage

Publication/Creation Date
February 22 2021
MSCHF (creator)
Boston Dynamics (contributor)
Media Type
Persuasive Intent
MSCHF (pronounced "Mischief") livestreamed an experimental art installation and game called "Spot's Rampage" as commentary on the possibility of militarized robots. They mounted a paintball gun on Boston Dynamics' Spot robot in a makeshift art gallery and allowed users to remotely control the "war dog" over the internet using their phone. Users were each given 2 minutes of control before it was passed to another random user on the website. 

In response, Boston Dynamics released an official statement on Twitter, noting "To be clear, we condemn the portrayal of our technology in any way that promotes violence, harm, or intimidation."
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Entire Body

Date archived
March 5 2021
Last edited
March 5 2021
How to cite this entry
MSCHF. (February 22 2021). "Spot's Rampage". Jackson Weimer. Fabric of Digital Life.