We recently got sent this photograph of a strange robotic being displaying a cryptic message. The image was sent to us by Olaf Arndt, one of the curators who we collaborated with on Embedded Art: Art in the Name of Security. The message displayed by the robot is rendered in a cryptographic typeface which we created specially for the exhibition Embedded Art. You can see it in use on the information counter in the image below:
The robot is an Expo-2000, the creation of German artist collective BBM. It features a ticker display that has been re-engineered to become part of it’s amorphous shell. The robot will be displayed in an exhibition at BMW Welt in Munich for the next twelve months. You can read more about BBM (in German) and see pictures of other robots here.