Land of the Giants

Anthropomorphic Landscapes (17th Century)

Back in the in 17th century, landscape was principally used as a scene-setting backdrop for figurative art. It seemed as if landscape was nothing without a human narrative.

These pictures generally depicted a face hidden within the landscape–as if suggesting the land’s significance was shaped by how humans used it.

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A drone that draws

The MIT Media Lab’s “Flying Pantograph” is a pen-wielding tele-robot controlled by a drawing interface. From MIT’s Fluid Interfaces research group