Spot's Rampage


Publication/Creation Date
February 22 2021
Creators/Contributors
MSCHF (creator)
Boston Dynamics (contributor)
Media Type
Video
Persuasive Intent
Art
Discursive Type
Inventions
Description
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
Robotical
Relation to Body
Around
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQpNI3k6VUA
https://spotsrampage.com/

Date archived
March 5 2021
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
MSCHF. (February 22 2021). "Spot's Rampage". Jackson Weimer. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5121