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

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

“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

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

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


DOWNLOAD Press Release Robots and Avatars at FACT

 

Selected Press Review for Robots & Avatars – March 2012


BBC Click TV
BBC programme exploring technologies and new media. One episode (30 mins) covering and filmed from Robots and Avatars Exhibition in Liverpool. Broadcasted 21/04/2012.

FULL EPISODE ON BBC PLAYER (UK only) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01gykwg/Click_21_04_2012/

Sequences dedicated to the Exhibition:

Are humans ready to become digital? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9714944.stm

The device that turns you into a robot http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9714820.stm

Webscape: Social networking robots http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9714635.stm

 

BBC 4 Radio / Material World / Quentin Cooper interviews

Ghislaine Boddington (body>data>space creative director)
and Noel Sharkey (Professor of Robotics at Sheffield University,
Robots & Avatars project champion) on Robots & Avatars. 15/03/2012
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d2rgl


BBC 5 Radio Live / Outriders / Jamillah Knowles interviews
Ghislaine Boddington (body>data>space creative director)
on Robots & Avatars. 06/03/2012
downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/fivelive/pods/pods_20120306-0404b.mp3
plus.google.com/u/0/103404503902029130105/posts
(second interview 7mins 30sec in)


BAY TV by Eamonn Lavery
“Robots and Avatars at FACT Liverpool”
. 16/03/2012
www.baytvliverpool.com/vod/index.php?vid=DBV4f633e34a7fb9


New Scientist / Paul Marks review on Robots and Avatars:
“Trousers with attitude show resistance is futile”
. 20/03/2012
www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2012/03/trousers-with-attitude-show-resistance-is-useless.html


Guardian Guide. Preview – Skye Sherwin & Robert Clark . 17/03/2012
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/mar/17/david-hall-monica-biagioli-exhibitions?intcmp=239
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/mar/17/exhibitionist-art-shows-rose-wylie#/?picture=387319826&index=6


Guardian / Games highlight exhibition. 09/03/2012
www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2012/mar/09/friday-games-culture


WIRED.co.uk.
“The virtual and real worlds collide at FACT in Liverpool”.
Katie Scott - 27 March 12.
Article featuring Ghislaine Boddington (body>data>space creative director), Michael Takeo Magruder (Robots & Avatars commissioned Artist), Mike Stubbs (FACT).
www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-03/27/robots-and-avatars


EL PAIS
Robots y hombres electrónicos 30/05/2012
blogs.elpais.com/arte-en-la-edad-silicio/2012/04/robots-y-hombres-electronicos.html


Liverpool Post / Laura Davis (Arts Editor)
“INTERVIEW: Robots and Avatars exhibition at Fact in Liverpool”.
15/03/2012
www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-culture/liverpool-arts/2012/03/15/interview-robots-and-avatars-exhibition-at-fact-in-liverpool-99623-30525392/#ixzz1pm2NMcY2


Liverpool Echo / Catherine Jones
“FACT’s new exhibition takes visitors inside the world of Robots and Avatars”.
12/03/2012
www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-entertainment/echo-entertainment/2012/03/12/fact-s-new-exhibition-takes-visitors-inside-the-world-of-robots-and-avatars-100252-30510554/2/


Liverpool Echo / Ben Turner
“Students at Wallasey secondary Weatherhead become art avatar stars”.
20/03/2012
www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/education/education_news/2012/03/20/students-at-wallasey-secondary-weatherhead-become-art-avatar-stars-100252-30575860/#ixzz1pwIZwY10


DAZED. Interview about Robots and Avatars. Mike Stubbs (FACT). 16/03/2012
www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/13022/1/robots-avatars


DoubleNegative blog. Review of the Robots and Avatars different pieces.
www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2012/03/robots-and-avatars-previewed/16/03/2012
www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2012/03/do-avatars-dream-of-electric-sheep/ 21/03/2012


Ropewalksliverpool
www.ropewalksliverpool.com/blog/view/art-preview-robots-avatars-exhibition-at-fact


Orla Foster on rep.licants.org “Automate your personality”
www.fact.co.uk/news-views/2012/03/automate-your-personality/


Culture 24. Ben Miller
“Robots and Avatars targets Facebook and Pluto in flourish of experimentalism at FACT”
www.culture24.org.uk/art/sculpture%20%26%20installation/art384164


We make money not art. Regine Debatty: ‘ Robots and Avatars’ exhibition at FACT, Liverpool.
we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2012/04/robots-and-avatars.php


Art in Liverpool / Josie Jenkins
www.artinliverpool.com/?p=28699


Art Selector / Steve Boxer
www.artselector.com/review/robots-and-avatars-fact

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