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Lecture 3

MMEDIA 1A03 Lecture 3: Week 4 Lecture

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Week 4 Robots - Robot societies - Robot Prostheses - Robot Protectors - Industrial Robots - Service Robots - Social Robots Social Robot - A social robot is an autonomous robot that interacts and communicates with humans or other autonomous physical agents by following social behaviours and rules attached to its role January 27 Intersections of Art and Science: Bio Art Bio-Art - “Bio-art represents a crossover of art and the biological sciences, with living mattter, such as genes, cells or animals, as its new media - “…bio-art signals a transition from the production of art objects to the creation of living entities” - Cyborg = cybernetic organism - refers to a type of being that has both organic and mechanical parts - early bio-art: the mutated Delphinium flowers by Edward Steichen (1936) and the germ paintings of Alexander Fleming (1933) were judged on aesthetic quality 1 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - Recent bio-art is often controversial and has been seen as: an artful form of eugenics or bio antics as pawns for the bio-tech industries - Need to get out from under the sensationalism and ask more complex questions about the ramifications of manipulating life as an art practice Bio-Art: Four Categories - DNA Portraits - Marc Quinn, A Genomic Portrait: Sir John Sulston (2001)
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