Robots and Avatars is a programme of events and educational activities. It is designed to explore how young people will work and play with new representational forms of virtual and physical life in 10-15 years time.
The Robots and Avatars programme includes a range of educational events, an exhibition, a website and a Book/DVD. It will investigate new relationships and skills required by the future workforce, and what the forthcoming generations can expect from their jobs, careers and recreation time.
The programme, starting with this Forum, aims to provide a platform for inter-sector and inter-generational investigation of our identities in the 21st century. It examines the potential identity evolutions of today’s younger generations within the context of a world in which divisions between virtual and physical spaces are increasingly blurred. It takes new creation techniques of self-representation evolving into the form of robots and avatars, and weaves together unique strands of activity to explore the effect of these ideas on artistic outputs and on onwards working modes.http://www.robotsandavatars.net/
Playing and Experimenting with Robotic Kits.
Stanza, independent artist and technologist will shares his love of robots and sensor systems in a hands-on session at Nesta for all to move through.
I took along my robots and all sorts of kit and made a small installation in situ.