This is a video of 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls attached to the wall that have been wired to read excerpts from personal blogs on the internet in real time. It's kind of like watching a nightmare in slow motion. Plus the soundtrack was pretty trippy. I give it two out of five scary clown faces. Some way-too-heady mumbo-jumbo:
Thanks to the interconnectivity provided by the internet people have never before been better able to express their emotions to the world community. Everyday hundreds of thousands of people use a myriad of blogs and other online outlets to discuss how they are feeling on an endless array of topics ranging from superficial thoughts on the quality ones 'hair day' to extremely intimate considerations of love, betrayal or even whether or not they should end their lives. Literally every subtle increment on the scale of the human emotional condition is expressed but sadly due to the tremendous scale of information available many of these expressions are buried within a sea of noise. With T.E.D. my aim is to give a literal voice and physical presence to a portion of this content as it is expressed in real-time.
I don't know about all that. What I do know is a lot of the excerpts the dolls were reading were f***ing SAD. It was all a bunch of "I just want to feel like you love me" and "I think it's weird how I say how I feel and nobody takes me seriously". Jesus, no wonder nobody reads your shitty personal blog.
Hit the jump for the video.
Thanks to Retch E. Wretched and Birknasty, who read their friends' personal blogs aloud at parties to embarrass them. YES -- read the one about Derek's failed date again!