Clothing made of desert plants or organic plastics, rediscovered technologies and state-of-the-art high-tech top the list of attractions at DE/MATERIALIZE, a showcase of exciting work being done by students in Linz Art University’s Fashion & Technology program, on November 23, 2017 in Ars Electronica’s Deep Space. Fashion designer Ute Ploier, the program’s director, gave us a preview in this discussion of fashion, technology, sustainability and the future of the fashion industry.
Artificial intelligence is the theme of this year’s Ars Electronica. The 2017 media art festival’s encapsulating motif is provided by the “Beyond Humans” research project. The respective roles played by the android and the chimp depicted in this image were elaborated on by the project’s scholarly director, Ramiro Joly-Mascheroni.
Even in the 21st century, robotics R&D is still a male domain. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we discussed this issue with Martina Mara of the Ars Electronica Futurelab. She’s a media psychologist and director of robo-psychology.
Humans have created robots to serve us as work-saving devices, but their capabilities now go far beyond that. The new “Creative Robots” exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center shows just how far. A chat with Johannes Braumann of Linz Art University and Wolfgang Schinnerl of KUKA Roboter CEE.
Chris Noelle has come up with a wrinkle that takes the photographic technique of light painting to the next level! He uses the precision and speed of an industrial robot to create “brushstrokes” of light in space.
Motorists will soon be sharing the road with robot cars on a daily basis. In cooperation with Mercedes-Benz, the Ars Electronica Futurelab is investigating ways to enable us to communicate effectively with the self-driving vehicles that are coming our way.
The Blind Robot by Louis-Philippe Demers (CA) has received a Honorary Mention in Hybrid Art at the Prix Ars Electronica 2013. It was on display during the CyberArts 2013 at TOTAL RECALL – The Evolution of Memory and is part of The Lab, an exhibition curated by Ars Electronica for the ITU Telecom World 2013.
One small step for him, one giant leap for robot-kind. On the 4th of August 2013, the crew of the International Space Station ISS gains a new member. A robotic one, named Kirobo and only 34 centimeters in body height. His mission: having chats with the human astronauts. Being their moral support. Martina Mara from the Ars Electronica Futurelab met his creator Tomotaka Takahashi in Tokyo for – having a chat.
On March 9, 2013 the Ars Electronica visited the Robots on Tour Congress Exhibition held in Zürich, Switzerland.
Digital vs. real identity, “invented” identity, identity theft, things that you intentionally divulge and those you reveal unknowingly
At the press conference held in conjunction with the opening of “Robots – Human and Machine?” we asked Bodo-Michael Baumunk (curator), Christopher Lindinger (head of R&D at the Ars Electronica Futurelab), Gabriele Zuna-Kratky (director of Vienna’s Museum of Technology) and Helene Wagner (project supervisor) to tell us how the exhibition came about and give us their personal take on robots.
Robots, robots, robots—those that do nasty, dangerous jobs without complaint, those that can bear the heaviest loads and are fluent in all the world’s languages. We’ve seen them in books and movies, but rarely in everyday life. Though we’re already well into the 21st century, most of our homes aren’t yet staffed by a domestic robot that can not only cook like a French chef but also make the beds every day and help the kids with their homework. Nevertheless, these mechanical-digital assistants have indeed taken over key functions in everyday life. From assembly lines in factories to fully automated meal delivery systems in hospitals, from therapeutic applications to acting assignments on the dramatic stage, the ways in which modern robots can be deployed are many and varied.
(Deutsch) Begibt man sich im Ars Electronica Center in die Maingallery, also in den größten Ausstellungsraum, landet man in der Ausstellung “Neue Bilder vom Menschen”. Diese ist in 4 Themen aufgeteilt, die in den nächsten Wochen im Blog im Detail vorgestellt werden. Den Beginn macht Robotinity.