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kirsty boyle :: robotics artist

ISEA 2011: Signs of Life: Human-Robot Intersubjectivities

This panel investigates the ‘signs of life’ that are exhibited by robots in exhibitions and performative environments and the ways that audiences perceive and respond to life-like qualities in robotic characters.

Dates:
Sunday, 18 September, 2011 – 13:00 – 14:30

Chair Person:
Kathy Cleland

Presenters:
Mari Velonaki
Anne-Marie Duguet
John Tonkin
Kirsty Boyle

This panel investigates the ‘signs of life’ that are exhibited by robots in exhibitions and performative environments and the ways that audiences perceive and respond to life-like qualities in robotic characters. As robots and humans come together in gallery installations and performative environments, different types of human-robot intersubjectivities come into play. Both humans and robots become ‘social actors’ negotiating relationships and modes of interaction. How do audiences perceive intentionality, personality and emotion in robots? This panel explores how the physical qualities and affordances of the robot (for example, its size, shape, form, mobility and modes of communication) affect human interaction and emotional investment. How do robots perceive and respond to their environments and to their human interactors? Beyond anthropomorphism and bio-mimesis, what other distinctively machinic ‘signs of life’ do robots display?

Currently

New Media Art Award 2012
03.08 - 04.11 2012
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

artist in residence
01.10 - 31.12 2012
Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
supported by the City of Zurich