Stelarc - Prosthetic Head

A 3D avatar head, modeled after the artist, that has real time lip-synching, speech synthesis and facial expressions. The head nods, tilts and turns, the gaze of its eyes shifts, all contributing to its personality through sets of nonverbal cues. This is a conversational system that is only as intelligent as the person interrogating it. Prosthetic Head has embedded algorithms that enable it to generate novel poetry and singing each time it is asked.
Stelarc’s (AU), idiosyncratic performances often involve robotics or other relatively modern technology integrated with his body somehow. In 25 different performances he has hung himself in flesh hook suspension, often with one of his robotic inventions integrated. In other performances he has allowed his body to be controlled remotely by electronic muscle stimulators connected to the internet.