FACT Exhibition


Next step for Robots & Avatars

The Robots & Avatars Exhibition came to a close at the end of May at FACT, Liverpool after 10 weeks, with nearly 20.000 people visiting the Exhibition and exciting international press and TV coverage. Have a look to the TV episode that BBC Click dedicated at the Exhibition here.

Did you have a chance to play and draw with ADA, share your thoughts with Robovox, create holographic hand-ballet movement in Base8 or show off with meyouandus? Please share your stories and pictures with us and follow us via Robots and Avatars Twitter and Facebook.

Robots and Avatars showcases the most exciting visions and innovations from international artists, designers and architects, exploring their impact on the future of work and play. The Exhibition will be presented in London, at Europe House from 19th to 28th September 2012, so get ready for more cutting edge interaction blurring the boundaries between physical and virtual worlds!

It will tour onwards to KIBLA (Slovenia) and AltArt, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) in 2012.


Robots and Avatars Exhibition in the Media

We’re very pleased with the onward Press Coverage of the Robots and Avatars Exhibition at FACT in the media and we would like to share some juicy bits with you!

“It’s art that’s interactive and immersive.” The Guardian

“Blurring the lines between reality and the virtual world, the exhibit examines our reliance on technology and our willingness to hand machines increasing degrees of control.” Dazed.com

“A show revealing some of the ways robots and on-screen avatars could change our lives, as the borders between our physical and virtual lives begin to blur.” The New Scientist

“While the creations featured in Robots and Avatars seem straight out of science fiction (…)  they could be only a short step away.” The Guardian

“ambitious, thought-provoking, and challenging exhibition.” The DoubleNegative

“The exhibition tackles the overlap between the virtual and the real worlds.” Wired

If these bits arouse your curiosity follow this link to read more!

Martin Bricelj, Public Avatar, 2009. Co-produced and presented by body>data>space and FACT in Robots and Avatars Exhibition, 2012
Image courtesy of Martin Bricelj

Robots & Avatars Champion Noel Sharkey @ FACT for the Exhibition opening

We are very glad to announce that the Robots & Avatars Champion Noel Sharkey (Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield) will attend  the Preview of the Robots and Avatars Exhibition at FACT next week!

Check here his provaction about Artifical Intelligence in 2010 for the Robots and Avatars Lunch debates.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence – Provocation
Professor Noel Sharkey, University of Sheffield
Part of the Robots and Avatars Programme.
At NESTA, June 28th 2010
Produced by body>data>space (2010)

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