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we make money not art has posted a short interview with artist Rodrigo Derteano, creator of a project called Ciudad Nasca/Nazca City—a reference to the famed Nazca Lines—in which a semi-autonomous robot tractor has carved a full-scale map of an imaginary city into the Peruvian desert. Watch the video:
wmmna's post is worth reading in full; the artist remarks that, while sometimes it can be quite melancholy watching the ephemeral geoglyphs of this make-believe robot city disappear a bit each day due to erosion, "most of the time," he says, "I think it is OK for it to be slowly erased by the wind."
Perhaps Derteano's machine secretly built California City.
See more at the artist's Nazca City blog.