“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.”

“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

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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.


Sequences dedicated to the Exhibition:

Are humans ready to become digital?

The device that turns you into a robot

Webscape: Social networking robots


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

BBC 5 Radio Live / Outriders / Jamillah Knowles interviews
Ghislaine Boddington (body>data>space creative director)
on Robots & Avatars. 06/03/2012
(second interview 7mins 30sec in)

BAY TV by Eamonn Lavery
“Robots and Avatars at FACT Liverpool”
. 16/03/2012

New Scientist / Paul Marks review on Robots and Avatars:
“Trousers with attitude show resistance is futile”
. 20/03/2012

Guardian Guide. Preview – Skye Sherwin & Robert Clark . 17/03/2012

Guardian / Games highlight exhibition. 09/03/2012
“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).

Robots y hombres electrónicos 30/05/2012

Liverpool Post / Laura Davis (Arts Editor)
“INTERVIEW: Robots and Avatars exhibition at Fact in Liverpool”.

Liverpool Echo / Catherine Jones
“FACT’s new exhibition takes visitors inside the world of Robots and Avatars”.

Liverpool Echo / Ben Turner
“Students at Wallasey secondary Weatherhead become art avatar stars”.

DAZED. Interview about Robots and Avatars. Mike Stubbs (FACT). 16/03/2012

DoubleNegative blog. Review of the Robots and Avatars different pieces. 21/03/2012


Orla Foster on “Automate your personality”

Culture 24. Ben Miller
“Robots and Avatars targets Facebook and Pluto in flourish of experimentalism at FACT”

We make money not art. Regine Debatty: ‘ Robots and Avatars’ exhibition at FACT, Liverpool.

Art in Liverpool / Josie Jenkins

Art Selector / Steve Boxer

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