The Table: Childhood
max dean (leads, 1949)
raffaello d’andrea (pordenone 1967)

is a professor at cornell university specializing in control of complex systems, he is also the manager and supervisor of the cornell robocup team…
featured at the 2001 Venice Biennale

“a fully autonomous robotic table selects a viewer to attempt a relationship with that person, the table will not interact with everyone who comes into the room; it will choose only one viewer. the artwork and not the viewer is in the position of choice. this focusses the attention of other viewers on one particular visitor, making the person the ‘object’ of attention.”

watch the table in action