Thursday, March 19, 2015
The presentation about the Twittering Machine by Klee made me think about the Hans Chrisitian Andersen story "The Nightingale." I have attached a plot summary but basically the important part is that there is a live nightingale that is replaced by a mechanical bird. The emperor that the nightingale used to sing to falls ill when he no longer has the live nightingale and only hears the mechanical bird's song. What do y'all think Andersen and Klee are trying to say by pitting the forces of nature versus the power of machines? Thoughts?