big red robot - becoming human - burning man 2015


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Big Red Robot aka Becoming Human, by Christian Ristow

Becoming Human is a 30-foot tall sculpture of a robot, which occasionally smells the flower in its right hand.­ The sculpture hopes to inspire viewers to ask questions about interplay between technology and nature, the rapid humanizing of robots, and the value of slowing down to appreciate little things.­

The sculpture was previously featured at the Coachella 2014 festival.­ It was inspired by robot drawings Christian had done for his young son, and by the children's book "The Story of Ferdinand" in which a bull would rather smell flowers than fight.­

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2015 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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Black Rock City, Nevada, USA