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'No-Botty' by David Emmite Predicts Bleak Machine Futures

 - Nov 21, 2011
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Sure, Pixar depicted a super sad future for robots in the blockbuster Wall-E, but seeing these tangible David Emmite robot statues is somewhat more heartbreaking than a digitally animated feature.

Entitled 'No-Botty', these David Emmite creations depict the lives of homeless machines and the effect is pretty dramatic. Whether they're clutching onto a worn-out blanket or picking up trash in a shopping cart, each robo-sculpture is potent in recreating the problems of real life homelessness. It makes me reflect and want to aid those unfortunate enough not to have a roof over their heads.

David Emmite is a Portland-based photographer who specializes in capturing still frames that are rich with character and potential stories. Who knows how these robots landed in their current predicaments? Viewers may not have the answers, but I bet the magnetic appeal of these photos will make them want to find out.