I sent Spencer a basic brain. He modified it a bit and added an LED array.
Then he gave it back.
Just as with any sort of collaboration, I was surprised at what I got back, and intrigued by the challenge of making it mine.
I think the coolest thing about her is that she makes even me slightly uncomfortable.
The other coolest thing is that the cobalt glass sphere rolls, creating a strange tactile sort of interaction.
I cannot stop touching her.
The other coolest thing is that there's a soft button under her 'belly' that, when touched, sets off a series of lightning-like flashes inside that vary depending on the duration and cadence of the touching.
She seems alive to me.
At eight in the evening, Orion and I swam. It was 102 degrees F outside. We watched the bats come out.
Tomorrow is another day. Another brain.
Summer is here.