2005 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
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Mu Gu Gai Pan Over Rice Special #8 consists of seven to ten different Chinese folk toys collected from rural areas of China that are mechanically enhanced and then instructed to chase visitors around an exhibition space. Inspired by China's rapid industrialization and urbanization and effect of this change on rural culture, Mu Gu will respectfully "update" traditional handmade toys with new "features" and "capabilities." Outfitted with electronics and light sensors, the mechanized folk toys are part of an interactive installation that combines high and low technology to create pieces that interact with one another and with the viewer.