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      Robotic Art and Cultural Imagination



      Politics of the Machines - Art and After (EVA Copenhagen)

      Digital arts and culture

      15 - 17 May 2018

      Robot, Robotic Art, Cultural imagination, Cultural robotics



            In this article, I aim to accentuate the importance of the cultural imagination about robots, observing it ‘as a mixed register of fantasy and an actual practice’ (Kakoudaki 2007, 165). I emphasise the field of robotic art, which, I argue, is in a fluid state of exchange with other areas of robotic research, equally benefiting from the larger context of the cultural imagination about robots. Furthermore, I discuss artworks that offer a valuable commentary on robots even though they are not defined as robotic art in a narrow sense (Penny 2013), given that they feature only the representation of robots or robot-like characters. Nevertheless, these artworks contribute to the circulation of symbolic registers that revolve around the multifaceted figure of a robot.


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            May 2018
            May 2018
            : 1-10
            [1 ] School of Arts and Communication

            Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, 211 19 Malmö, Sweden
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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
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