Podcast: A night with robotic anthropologists

A dispatch from a whimsical art happening on the UW-Madison campus.

A dispatch from a whimsical art happening on the UW-Madison campus. | Written by Scott Gordon, read by Chris Lay

Back at the end of May, we reported from a one-night art event called Awkward Nocturnes, at which artist Claire Wilson and an audience of tinfoil-hatted thrill-seekers enjoyed a “performance” from a clattery ensemble of crude robots. On this week’s podcast, we revisit that story with a reading from Chris Lay.

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