The Robotic Chair—A seemingly simple, sturdy, wood-veneer chair has become an online video hit. With its "brain" in its seat, the chair collapses into a dishevelled, disconnected heap; its legs then slowly find each corner of the base, connect back together and eventually, the chair stands upright.
Max Dean has been producing works of significance for over 35 years. He is primarily known for his interactive kinetic installations that explore the nature of trust and control. A key characteristic of his work extending from his performances in the late 1970s to his acclaimed robotics works of recent years, has been his emphasis on an interactive dimension in which the viewer is implicated in the action or function or effects of the piece.
Raffaello D'Andrea: http://www.raffaello.name/
Matt Donovan: http://www.historymachines.com/