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bios [bible]

Robotlab has created an interesting exhibition:
An industrial robot reproduces all 66 books of the bible in calligraphic script. The process takes seven months, non-stop.
Very cool, of course, but the "why' is still a question only sort of answered on their site:
‘bios [bible]’ is focusing on the questions of faith and technical progress. The installation correlates two cultural systems which are fundamental for societies today – religion and scientific rationalism. In this contexts scripture has all times an elementary function, as holy scripture or as formal writing of knowledge.

In computer technology 'basic input output system' (bios) designates the module which basicaly coordinates the interchange between hard- and software. Therefore it contains the indispensable code, the essential program writing, on which every further program can be established.
Regardless, pretty cool to see.

More photos and video on the Robotlab site

More on Robotlab:
robotlab creates experimental situations in exhibition spaces, in which the public has the opportunity to interact with robots. The massive appearance of the robots, the movements and the machine sounds effect the visitor, are interpretated individually and evoke ideas which may lay in the field of practical purposes as well as formulate an utopian image of a future culture with man and machine.

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