some real fly art

November 7th, 2008


This fly drawing device by artist David Bowen produces drawings based on the subtle movements of houseflies.  When flies enter a small chamber sensors detect their movements.  A micro-controller articulates a drawing arm in real time based on the fly’s movements.  When a fly is no longer detected in the chamber the paper scrolls over and the device waits until a new fly enters the chamber to begin another drawing.

I think this really expands the idea of what is art.

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