Welcome Sputniko! to Hakuto! She is an Artist!
Sputniko! officially has taken part in Hakuto since last spring and in this fall she joined MIT MEDIA LAB as a assistant professor.
Here is her new work The Moonwalk Machine which is about Moon rover, a girl and high heels! Don’t miss it because it’s amazing!
Nearly half a century has passed since Apollo 11 made man's first lunar landing in history but no female steps have been made on the moon yet. "The Moonwalk Machine - Selena's Step" unravels a story about the protagonist Selena, a science geek girl, who invents a lunar rover rigged with high-heels with the hope to leave her marks on the surface of the moon. The installation includes an image of a super heroine "Lunar Girl" - which Selena dreams of becoming, as well as the actual lunar rover. The machine was realized with the information provided by engineers and specialists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, and is designed so that the high-heel marks will be left firmly on the moon's surface. True to the word "sci-fi", the work embodies a mixture of science and fiction, but the inspiration actually came from an amateur scientist, a 13 year old girl, who succeeded in launching a Hello Kitty doll aboard a rubber balloon into the stratosphere. One may feel that the next 'giant leap for mankind' maybe made in the not so distant future, not for the purpose of winning the space race but for fulfilling a personal and romantic wish.
Sputniko! is one of the Up-and-Coming artists who works in Boston and Tokyo. She uses design to explore technology’s impact on everyday life and to imagine alternative futures. We are excited to have Sputniko! on board and are now ready to accelerate our challenge to the moon!