“Looking at robots is not like looking at an idol,” contends de Homem-Christo. “It’s not a human being, so it’s more like a mirror—the energy people send to the stage bounces back and everybody has a good time together rather than focusing on us.”
Bangalter says everything about RAM and its buildup is about the surprise, the magic. “When you know how a magic trick is done, it’s so depressing,” he explains. “We focus on the illusion because giving away how it’s done instantly shuts down the sense of excitement and innocence.” x
The title plays with concepts of computer memory and human memories, establishing a loose parallel between the human brain and the hard drive—both are somehow randomly fragmented devices. We have always been fascinated by the relationship and connections between man and machine.