Chris Korda, via Artforum.
Today’s word is necrobotics.
Mechanical engineers from Rice University have actually turned spider cadavers into what they call “necrobots,” able to function as mechanical grippers.
There is, of course, video of a dead spider being puppeted to act as the sort of claw crane that fails to pluck a teddy bear out of the box at the seaside arcade.
Necrobotics. Good morning.