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

      Politics of the Machines - Art and After (EVA Copenhagen)
      Digital arts and culture
      15 - 17 May 2018
      Soft robotics, Soft material robots, Media art, Robotic art, Empirical ontology


            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.


            Author and article information

            May 2018
            May 2018
            : 1-9
            [1 ] Digital Design Department

            IT University of Copenhagen

            Rued Langgaards Vej 7, DK-2300

            Copenhagen S, Denmark
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            Politics of the Machines - Art and After
            EVA Copenhagen
            Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
            15 - 17 May 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Digital arts and culture
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Soft robotics,Robotic art,Soft material robots,Empirical ontology,Media art


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