Ars Electronica 2005
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ELF—electronic life forms

'Pascal Glissmann Pascal Glissmann / 'Martina Höfflin Martina Höfflin

ELFs are tiny, mechanical, solar-powered constructions whose behavior resembles in many respects that of natural forms of life. Although their capabilities are very limited, these creatures often provoke the astounding experience of direct empathy. The light-sensitive ELFs utilize their chaotic tones and importunate movements to attract the attention of other creatures in their environment.