It looks like the whole city is getting geared up for the London Design Festival in September, here is a little taster of what is to come:
Designers Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have designed an installation for Trafalgar Square, a large robotic octopus called Outrace. This robot will be constructed of the mechanical arms normally found in car factories, on loan from Audi. The six synchronised arms will be controlled by members of the public with the help of custom software created by the designers, allowing the tentacles to respond to text input to create paintings of light in the air. These paintings will be captured in high definition video and published online.
(images via Dezeen)