By Julian De Ocampo ’13 & Roan Enright ’13
With the masses of students strolling through campus in October, it was easy to miss a small stranger in need of help.
The stranger, named Bert, was actually a small robot made of cardboard with a GoPro video camera embedded in his chest.
His placement in the Graham Plaza was part of a social experiment conducted by Mr. Noah Lewkowitz ’98 Oct. 25 to see whether or not students would take the time to observe Bert and aid him.
Bert carried a sign with the directions to move him to Loyola Academy – only five steps at a time before someone else had to take a turn.
Although some students responded in ways antithetical to Bert’s goals – knocking him over, carrying him in the wrong direction – Bert found his way to his destination after roughly 25 minutes.