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Daft Punk storytime — in art school we had an experimental & contemporary art class where we had to give a spoken presentation about a performance artist.

The presentation had to somehow tie into the artist’s body of work. A requirement was memorizing your entire presentation, which I didn’t want to do. I decided to do my presentation on Daft Punk — I dressed in an all black suit and spray painted a full face motorcycle helmet chrome. I then had my iBook “read” my presentation with speech-to-text in its stilted, robotic tone.

The iBook “explained” that Daft Punk were robots who couldn’t speak, so as their emissary I also had to communicate through this computer. The iBook then talked about their synthesis of music and visual arts while I stood there not moving. The professor gave me an A, he was impressed by my ability to figure out a way to get out of the requirements while still fulfilling them.

Thanks for everything, Daft Punk! 🤖🤖

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Ryan Lord

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