My project will focus on exploring the interaction between humans and technology specifically when interacting machines that carry human or animal-like qualities. My piece will combine robotic, performance and video art to create an objective look at how our society separates art, technology and intelligent life.
I’m going to create a wearable/portable personable robotic “friend” with face-tracking and video recording capabilities so that the robot will record a video each time it detects a face looking in its direction. I will then wear this robot to different parts of Seattle in order to get a video profile of how we people react to technology in an unfamiliar form. I will then create a video piece from the footage shot to be shown in tandem with the robot. This complete system will be: Me->My Body->Robot->The External World->Video->Me.
My Role: I am more than just a transport unit, I decide what to look at and where to go. I also decide the content of the final piece.
Robot’s Role: Create content.