Enacting the Soft Automaton: Empirical Ontologies of Two Soft Robots from Technical Research and Media Art

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Abstract

This paper examines two soft robots from technical research and media art respectively and the practices through which they come into being. Departing from a juxtaposition of video presentations of the two robots, the empirical ontologies of a soft robot enacted in practice are analysed. The paper argues that two different versions of softness are being done and that the two sets of practices concomitantly respecify “knowledge” and “autonomy” as concepts, with different ethical and political implications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEVA Copenhagen 2018 : Politics of the Machines - Art and After
Number of pages9
PublisherBritish Computer Society
Publication date25. Oct 2018
Pages1-9
Article number23
ChapterEVAC18.23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25. Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventPolitics of Machines - Art and After: EVA-Copenhagen - Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15. May 201817. May 2018
http://www.eva-copenhagen.dk/

Conference

ConferencePolitics of Machines - Art and After
LocationAalborg University, Copenhagen
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period15/05/201817/05/2018
Internet address
SeriesElectronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
ISSN1477-9358

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