“I have already lost touch with a couple of the people I used to be.”
‘One’s eyes are what one is, one’s mouth is what one becomes.’
One’s eyes are what one is, one’s mouth is what one becomes. That and the stomach.
We live in the age of robots, where machines powered by AI can drive your car, deliver you breakfast in your hotel room, or reorder you diapers on Amazon.
But automata isn’t new. As craftsman François Junod points out in the video, “the oldest known automatons date back to the Egyptians.” They gained popularity as entertainment for royalty in the 18th century.
Obsessed with mechanics and automatons at a younger age, Junod felt compelled to make what he calls ‘animated sculptures’ himself. Today he works out of his studio in Switzerland and ships out all over the world.
“It’s that I’ve always liked automatons because we can create new things…There really isn’t a limit. We can continue and discover new things. We can always go further.”
Find out more about Junod’s work here.
Images courtesy François Junod
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