“The Claw is an installation art show from game development collective RunJumpDev focused on one of the classics of coin-operated amusements: the claw machine. For the purposes of this show, several local artists have transformed classic claw machines into six unique interactive art pieces.
Walk into any major movie theater, mall, or department store and you’re likely to find a claw machine in the lobby. They have remained a deeply consistent part of pop culture. The Claw exhibition is designed to challenge the preconceived notions of this classic amusement.
In what new ways can we interact with these common glass boxes? Show attendees will be able to draw lines in a sand garden and take a second to admire the stillness, and play with a claw that somehow interacts with virtual creatures on digital displays, and chat with an alien artificial intelligence about the meaning of life.”