Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 29 - Beginnings, Sunday Morning

Automaton from the Franklin Institute
Below is my piece for the Sunday Scribblings prompt, action.  One of my favorite weekend programs is Sunday Morning on CBS. Today they did a segment with Martin Scorsese about the movie Hugo, and the inspiration behind it.   They also did a section about the history of automatons.  One was featured in the movie.  

It was fascinating to see what these mechanical "people" could do.  My favorite was one that could write a poem in English and in French.  It is part of an exhibit at the Philadelphia Franklin Institute.  See the Sunday Morning Segment HERE.  I really enjoyed learning about these machines.  I hope you enjoy it too.  Here's a little poem about automatons. 

Pen moves on paper
An action making words
Lifeless hand creates

 © 29JAN12 ajj


jaerose said...

Maybe words become life..the image you have chosen is very powerful as well..can a lifeless machine create life..hmm..maybe it can if made by life filled hands..thanks for making me ponder..Jae

Autrice said...


Rallentanda said...

I enjoyed this video clip. How about that autamoton writing poems in English and French and doing art as well. Fascinant! I like the Scarlatti music as well. Thanks.

Nita Jo said...

Thanks for the comments! I really appreciate getting feedback.