Tweenbots by Kacie Kinzer:

Given their extreme vulnerability, the vastness of city space, the dangers posed by traffic, suspicion of terrorism, and the possibility that no one would be interested in helping a lost little robot, I initially conceived the Tweenbots as disposable creatures which were more likely to struggle and die in the city than to reach their destination. Because I built them with minimal technology, I had no way of tracking the Tweenbot’s progress, and so I set out on the first test with a video camera hidden in my purse. I placed the Tweenbot down on the sidewalk, and walked far enough away that I would not be observed as the Tweenbot––a smiling 10-inch tall cardboard missionary––bumped along towards his inevitable fate.
The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months, throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from their start point to their far-away destination assisted only by strangers. Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”
The Tweenbot’s unexpected presence in the city created an unfolding narrative that spoke not simply to the vastness of city space and to the journey of a human-assisted robot, but also to the power of a simple technological object to create a complex network powered by human intelligence and asynchronous interactions. But of more interest to me, was the fact that this ad-hoc crowdsourcing was driven primarily by human empathy for an anthropomorphized object. The journey the Tweenbots take each time they are released in the city becomes a story of people’s willingness to engage with a creature that mirrors human characteristics of vulnerability, of being lost, and of having intention without the means of achieving its goal alone. As each encounter with a helpful pedestrian takes the robot one step closer to attaining it’s destination, the significance of our random discoveries and individual actions accumulates into a story about a vast space made small by an even smaller robot.

Man this is still one of my favorite little social projects/experiments.
Anonymous: what are some things that trigger your ED? what are some things that help you fight it?

mostly i’m triggered by seeing other people’s bodies if i perceive them to be skinnier than i am i automatically feel uglier than they are. i know it’s wrong but whatever. seeing girls who are curvy and flaunt it make me feel better. accepting the fact that i will always have hips and tits rather than a thigh gap and flat tummy is just something i’m gonna have to deal with on my own.



every meal every day is a struggle lately

james mcavoy could give me one good look and I would probably ride that orgasm straight to my grave

I’ve hooked up with 10’s and 2’s and women and men and the worst people and the best and I found like no pleasure in any of it so I think I’m just going to label myself as asexual and live a quiet life in a cave somewhere where I can meditate and eat as much cheese as I want.

I think I’m an empty husk that uses carnal pleasure to steal the souls of men. I also think I’m asexual. Or maybe I just want to be abstinent forever from now until I die.

you’re not really a good friend to me at all.





everyone play that dragon game it is A+

what dragon game

this dragon game

everyone play this dragon game