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The Little Robot Who Grew Up to Devour a City

This music video tells the classic story of a robot making good, moving to the big city, and eating it.

Directed by British animator Cyriak, and set to the music of Flying Lotus (aka Los Angeles musician Steven Ellison), the tale begins in a bucolic robo-orchard but quickly flies off the rails as our metal-mouthed protagonist slips his tether and embarks upon a cybernetic rampage. Soon he's tearing it up in the suburbs, full of dancing houses (it's the future, OK?), before setting his hungry sights on the high-tech skyline in the distance.

I wonder if all of this is a commentary on the dangers of sentient technology. But I'd be fine with it just being a cute, additive cartoon, too:

John Metcalfe is a staff writer at The Atlantic Cities. All posts »

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