Robot Strippers not too enticing


We really aren’t sure what the statement is here.  This is one of the displays at the MuTate London Exhibition. There is tons of stuff to see there, from interactive displays to giant art-piece vehicles. This specific display seems to have garnered the most attention though. we can understand the megaphone headed flailing DJ, but what is with the CCTV camera heads?

[via Gizmodo]


  1. aka-44 says:

    i came.

  2. h4rm0n1c says:

    this is probably a statement about the ridiculous quantity of cctv cameras and public surveillance that has only been allowed by the public because the “terrorist threat” makes them look attractive.

    Hence, robotic cctv camera pole dancers.

  3. aaron says:


  4. b0ib0t says:

    This reminds me when I lived in an apartment in CT. It was a historical building so it had to be kept in historical condition. Smokers would prop the doors open with a bit of wood so they wouldn’t have to unlock it, and this damaged the doors. Approved doors for the building were expensive, so the landlord put a notice on everyone’s door that read something like this. “If you see someone propping the door open, report them. If you do not know their apartment number, follow them and get it. There may even be a reward if we can find out who keeps propping the door open!”. I’m sure people tried to find out who it was. I wasn’t a smoker, but with that type of thing going on, I couldn’t help but feel like everyone I ran into in the hall might be reporting my actions. Maybe it means that everyone is a tool, or at least could be. Maybe the people who made it felt “watched” even when they are kicking back at the ol’ strip join?

  5. Tommy says:

    in soviet russia, strippers watch you.

  6. Daniel says:

    @ tommy: I lol’d

  7. pRtkL xLr8r says:

    What’s with the CCTV heads you ask?

    Two words: Rock It. (Ask Herbie Hancock…)

  8. J says:

    It clearly refers to the proliferation of camera phones and webcams on every laptop we buy, and the orwellian potential they carry. We have been sold the means of our own surveillance by convincing us that it’s sexy.

  9. b0ib0t says:

    @j: NICE! My perception has been realigned. What you said is still somewhat along the lines of what I said, but addressing the technology side a bit more.

  10. Blah says:

    How about the fact that CCTV are stripping your rights away?

  11. Solenoidclock says:

    I just want to know why the strippers were made to move gracefully but the DJ appears to be having a stroke.

  12. Blah says:

    Because the government is slowly moving in with CCTV and spying but the people will rise up and fight frantically to stop it from happening…

  13. Chris says:


  14. Cyrozap says:

    In America, you watch “I, Robot.” In Soviet Russia, Robot watches YOU!

  15. Sammy says:

    @ chris. Thats exactly what I thought !

  16. grovenstien says:

    ive seen alot of mutoid wastes stuff. they tour most of the uk festivals and have some very impresive big scale sculptural robotics, its more anamatronics on a massive scale. Trash city at glasto was superb!

    More impresive is Arcadia they have bulit these midi triggered flame throwing victorian street lamps, they can be sequenced and are very awsome!!!!!!

  17. mpare says:

    “we can understand the megaphone headed flailing DJ, but what is with the CCTV camera heads?”

    They are “lookers”!

    -Lookers – informal – a very attractive or seductive looking woman

  18. MDude says:

    Am I the only one to notice that the cameras are actualy lights in camera cases?

  19. Jeremiah says:

    Anybody ever heard of “Video Killed the Radio Star?”

    Maybe its just a callback to that, but that’s just my two cents.

  20. sweavo says:

    tommy has it. Strippers that watch you watching them

  21. squalk says:

    we are all living in a peepshow with mechanical peeping toms on every street corner. These cameras have been sold to the people with sexed up statistics that present them as crime fighters…even though in reality increased street lighting has more effect in fighting ‘crime’.

  22. celebfan says:

    You made some good points there ;)

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