Mechanical Cognition – 2° Tight

Benjamin Kolaitis presented 2° Tight, a new work commissioned by Naturestrip and Liquid Architecture. 2° Tight poses the question, “Would our behaviour change if our immediate mortality was personally threatened by climate data and statistics”. In partial answer, Kolaitis has re-constructed a mechanical business necktie – an industrial makeover for the workwear icon that is a symbol of business and politics – and incorporated a robotic function that tightens the necktie in accordance with collected data used to measure current states of global warming.

WED 20 Apr 2016
630PM – 830PM
Carlton Connect Initiative
LAB-14, 700 Swanston St, Carlton
Wheelchair Accessible


Liquid Architecture, Carlton Connect Initiative and Naturestrip present ‘Mechanical Cognition’, a program of performative talks and artistic explorations of mechanical sentience and human awareness by Benjamin Kolaitis, Antoinette J. Citizen and Nathan John Thompson.

The Naturestrip commission supports artists and musicians who critically engage questions of nature through the prism of sound and listening.