“EMPATHY SWARM, CURIOUS TAUTOPHONE AND DR. DOPPLERS MACHINE” / esc medien kunst Labor Graz

21.09.2019 – 15.11.2019; Graz.
How much empathy does a robot have, or does it have some at all?

As part of the avantgarde festival steirischer herbst Katrin Hochschuh and Adam Donovan design with EMPATHY SWARM an evolving system of autonomous robots acting as an interface between man and machine and with the capacity to form an ecosystem for the coexistence of man and machine.

Digital technologies are increasingly permeating all aspects of our lives. Self-learning programs based on algorithms not only influence our behavior but are also increasingly granted authority to make decisions that have far reaching consequences, not only for our individual lives but for society as a whole. How objective are these programs really, what laws do they follow, and who profits from them?

In order to create rules for how to implement new technologies, we need a kind of knowledge that goes beyond how these technologies are used. The works by Katrin Hochschuh and Adam Donovan invite to deeply engage with these technologies in an aesthetic and sensual way.

EMPATHY SWARM, CURIOUS TAUTOPHONE AND DR. DOPPLERS MACHINE
21.09.2019 – 15.11.2019
esc medien kunst labor
Bürgergasse 5
8010 Graz
www.esc.mur.at

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