fernando orellana
8520 S.W. 27th Place NY  
I wanted to reference the suburban dwelling that millions of other people worldwide grew up in as well. I thought it this would be the appropriate stage for a sculpture that speaks of humanities' decision-making process. It is within the walls of these prefabricated, automated homes that we ceaselessly make decisions about everything; from the type of partners we want, to the garnishing on our pizza delivery, to what color we want our IPods. Endlessly. Back and forth. From the moment we are born till the day we die. Eight doubled-headed robotic hamsters live in identical houses, all of which are narrow and transparent. Each robotic rodent has the ability to run about in its house, using sensors to monitor the activity outside it’s home (the gallery viewers). The data gathered from this observation helps the rodents decide which new direction to run in.