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TELL US: What's the view where you work? (And how does it compare to this robot?)

Thursday, January 2, 2014 | 5:25 p.m. CST
The view from Sierra Napier's desk on the first floor of City Hall includes a robot. Ragtag Cinemas featured the robot, Lumen, in a 2012 fundraising drive and donated it to Columbia.

COLUMBIA — What's the view from your work station? Will you share it with the Missourian?

For Sierra Napier, a hulking robot appeared without warning four months ago, and it has kept an eye on her ever since.

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"I don't pay attention to it anymore," said Napier, a management fellow at City Hall.

"Lumen," a found-art sculpture by recent MU graduate Greg Orloff, was commissioned by Ragtag Cinema and was featured prominently in its 2012 fundraising campaign "Ragtag Needs Robots," which raised more than $80,000 to convert the theater into all-digital projectors.

The robot was donated to the city in August and placed in the main lobby on the first floor.

Lumen, which stands on a raised platform and is more than 6 feet tall, took some time getting use to, Napier said, but she notices it only when others point it out to her.

"I named it Bob."

Does anything in your workplace hold a candle to Bob? We want to know what's unusual about the view where you work. Email submissions@ColumbiaMissourian.com. If you can, include a picture.

Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.


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