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Pensive Mechanical Bodhisattvas
March 1, 2013 5:55 PM   Subscribe

Meditating Machinery: Mechanical Buddhas and Other Religious Icons by Wang Zi Won.
posted by homunculus (11 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

There seems an intrinsic contradiction in the phrase, but: Do Want Mechanical Buddha.

Thanks for the post!
posted by Mooski at 6:01 PM on March 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

As far as I know, it’s the first time anyone’s been asked to supply a Tibetan monastery with an Automatic Sequence Computer.
posted by pseudonick at 6:03 PM on March 1, 2013 [4 favorites]

I think these are utterly fantastic, but I'm biased.
posted by gwint at 6:47 PM on March 1, 2013 [4 favorites]

posted by charlie don't surf at 7:01 PM on March 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

All watched over by machines of loving grace.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 7:16 PM on March 1, 2013 [2 favorites]

This is nice too: Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh
posted by homunculus at 7:28 PM on March 1, 2013

Qwnt, not sure how I missed those Boolean Buddhas, but they're quite nice. The machine Buddhas are ... strange. Tower of Blinded Men made me shiver.
posted by BlueHorse at 8:20 PM on March 1, 2013

Really nice. But how would I put one on my dashboard?
posted by Smedleyman at 9:38 PM on March 1, 2013

This is one of those beautiful things that happen in the cyberpunk age.
posted by happyroach at 12:11 AM on March 2, 2013

She is the Church
posted by jeffburdges at 9:39 AM on March 4, 2013

The world needs a mechanical masturbating buddha.
posted by jeffburdges at 9:51 AM on March 4, 2013

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