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automatacon returned to the morris museum

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automatacon returned to the morris museum

various automata sculptures by artist jim casey at automatacon 2018. photo by andrew terranova.this past may 18th to 20th, automatacon returned to the morris museum in morristown new jersey, drawing automata artists, historians and enthusiasts from around the globe, from kalamazoo to south korea.if you are not familiar with the term, an automaton (the singular of automata) is a mechanical device, often imitating the movement of living people or animals. the history of automata goes back to ancient times, and stretches through the middle ages to the renaissance, and into modern times. famous historic examples of automata include a mechanical duck created by jacques de vaucanson in 1737, and henri maillardet’s human automata, which could dra...