Opening Reception: Friday, February 11, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Centuries before we imagined robots, mechanical beings were experienced through clockwork-powered sculptures called automata. Designed for amusement, automata would help inspire modern computing and related technologies while also encouraging philosophers, scientists, artists, and others to contemplate the possibilities of artificial intelligence. Dig deep into this lineage from historical dancing automata to robots that are improving human life in the fields of medicine, public safety & psychology.
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Elizabeth King and Richard Kizu-Blair, What Happened, 1991, remastered for high definition video 2008, silent stop-frame animation, two minutes. Image courtesy of Elizabeth King.