Inspired by the Total Eclipse Of The Heart flow chart
“Send a toy travelling or help one on its journey”
A ToyVoyager is a toy on a random journey, tracked on this website. It relies solely on the actions of the people it comes into contact with to help it on its way. Each ToyVoyager has a travel tag with a unique id number – anybody who finds one is encouraged to come to this website and update its travelog to say where it has been and when. Over time this becomes a history of the ToyVoyager’s adventures.
In New York, we are very occupied with getting from one place to another. I wondered: could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself? To answer these questions, I built robots.