Media Technology MSc

Smelly Artificial Creature (2008)

Gouden Regen” is the name of the smelly creature built by students Ella Keijzer and Bastiaan Terhorst. It was made as part of the Artificial Creatures workshop, in which students had to incorporate uncommon aspects of lifelikeness into an artificial creature.

When appraoched, this particular creature marks its territory with a pungent urine-based smell. An interesting aspect of this work is its minimal reliance on technology. It was fully constructed of unmodified household-ready items, yet was capable of interacting with an audience.