|Steampunk Android Robots Occult 'Hand of Glory' |
created by Boffins Bunker, Cornwall, UK
- 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
The idea of a severed hand having occult properties is old, very old. The traditional 'Hand of Glory' associated with witchcraft & the paranormal folklore of Europe, including the United Kingdom over hundreds of years, was a fundamentally a burglar's tool made from the fat of the hanged corpse of a criminal. See here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Glory
|Image from Whitby Museum of their 'Hand of Glory'|
When the 'Hand of Glory' was burning, all those asleep in a house were said to stay asleep & all those awake said to stay awake. A handy little tool for a would-be thief.
Whitby Museum has one of the only known examples of a real human 'Hand of Glory' to have survived from the period of darker witchcraft & folklore in Europe. It is on display in their museum.
|Forefront: Steampunk Android Robots Occult|
'Hand of Glory'
The Steampunk Android Robots Occult 'Hand of Glory' featured here from the Boffins Bunker collection in Cornwall may have been removed from a convicted criminal robot (or not). A bot that clearly must have broken the three laws (before they became the benchmark of robotic conduct). It is a cross over between science & the occult by those seemingly meddling in the darker more sinister forces of nature, science & paranormal.
More images of Boffin Bunker creations from Cornwall can be found here on Pinterest