Saturday, November 19, 2005
540 West 21st Street
$5 suggested donation.
12-2pm Exhibition of work by Robot Clothes and panel participants
2-3:30pm Public design review of Robot Clothes’ Inside Out Life Story
4-6pm Panel hosted by Robot Clothes
Panelists: David Hanson, David Kindlon, Harvey Pekar, Sal Restivo & Robot Clothes (Michelle Kempner and James Powderly)
The concepts and tools of AI, human-computer interaction and situationally-aware machines and mechanisms continue to move further from the realm of science-fiction and government labs and into the hands of artists, musicians, writers, scientists and DIY enthusiasts. As this happens robots and new media are being used to redefine artistic mediums and create highly-personal expressions. Automated Biography is a creative technology symposium exploring the role of technology in the conception of autobiographical and biographical artworks. Selected robotic artworks and works in progress will be exhibited and discussed. The panel and group discussion will introduce several examples of alternative uses of technology and media to explore illness, identity, politics and life in the margins of culture. The panel at 540 West 21st Street is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.