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What does BDO stand for?

BDO stands for Big Dumb Object (something of unknown origin that sits in space until discovered)

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A Big Dumb Object (Clute and Nicholls in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction are right to appeal for another term, but this is the one that prevails) (2) has the following qualities: it is artificial; it wasn't made by humans; its makers are absent so that it is or seems deserted; it is large enough to explore; indeed, it is usually very large, so that the human explorers are dwarfed; and very often the human explorers are swallowed up--they are enclosed, they are exploring an interior.
He carries on the tradition of Claes Oldenburg, offering big dumb objects that lampoon the angsty-seriousness to which abstraction succumbed in the middle of the last century and the attempt of earth artists to make works that looked primal.