INITIAL REFERENCES & iNSPIRATION
 
IMAGE : The Weekend by Ben Hooker Shona Kitchen
http://hookerandkitchen.com/theweekend/
 
James Auger
Flypaper robotic clock – Carnivorous domestic entertainment Robots
http://www.auger-loize au.com/index.php?id=1
 
James Chambers – Floppylegs & The Gesundheit Radio
http://objects.jameschambers.co.uk
 
Smoke Doll – Daniel Goddemeyer
http://www.someprojects.org/01_smoke.php
 
Berg – little printer
http://vimeo.com/32796535
 
Nipple Chair & GPS table Placebo project 
http://www.dunneandraby.co.uk/content/projects/70/0
 
Iris scanning ‘Robot’ (Dunne & Raby)
 
Nuisance machines
http://andrewfriend.co.uk/nuisancemachines.html
 
Alice Wang – Half-Truth 
http://www.alice-wang.com/project.php?pj_id=1

hooker-kitchen“ALIVE – Where the digital and biological meet.

 

The sentient machine.
What does it mean when it appears to be ‘alive’ ?
what level of intelligence does it have? machine intelligence? artificial intelligence? human intelligence? animal intelligence? plant intelligence? bacterial intelligence?
how much intelligence does it need?
how alive is alive?… what is the extent of ‘livingness’?
how does it communicate?
 …perhaps what really matters is HOW it communicates, as this will determines our reaction and our relationship to it.
 
ANIMATE AN INANIMATE OBJECT THAT HAS NEVER BEEN ANIMATED BEFORE…
 PROTOTYPE 1 
(P1) Ideas, proposals & evaluation. – What? How? Why?
(P2) Designing behaviour (arduino)
 
PROTOTYPE 2
Form & material studies (3D modelling -rapid print outs)
 … and what if parts of this machine are living?
 
PROTOTYPE 3
Living material and organic hybrids (expert story telling)