Spy in the Lab

SPY is a collaborative telepresence project and partnership between students at Parsons Communication Design + Technology, New York and Information Art and Design Tsinghua University, Beijing. An exploration of remote technology, SPY is a robot equipped with a camera was placed in the exhibition galleries in Beijing, and controlled via the Internet by Parsons Students and Faculty in New York City. Students were able to capture audio and video footage from the floor of the exhibition, which was then simultaneously screened on the gallery walls." ~Sven Travis, Dean, Parsons AMT School of Art, Media, and Technology