Self-Portrait (The Jason Salavon Show)   1997
Satellite hookup, custom hardware & software.
Dimensions variable. Ed. 3 + 1 AP.

This is a custom robot/sculpture designed to manipulate a TV remote control. It autonomously tunes a satellite television system to what I would have watched on TV, had I been watching 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the length of the exhibition.


My only real robotic work to date, this piece was controlled by a big ole HyperTalk program running on my first real computer, a Macintosh SE. The "robot" was 2 solenoids, controlling a TV remote, interfaced to an EZIO board.