“Robot University” aims to transform negative attitudes towards robots. Western entertainment often paints robots as killing machines bent on our demise. It’s important that we consider the cultural impact of robots and how we interact with them now, so that we can better prepare ourselves for our ever-growing community of robots…a new species we’ve created.
The project is being created by Christy Dena for Australia’s
Timeline: Residency runs from mid-July to mid-December, 2013. The project will be launched to the public early 2014.
Christy Dena – writing, design, producing, directing
Adam Single – programming
Jacek Tuschewski – sound designing
Paul Stapelberg – 3d modelling, animation
Simon Boxer – concept art, environmental art
Oscar Guillen – interface art
Lubi Thomas – senior curator, The Cube
Rachael Parsons – project manager, The Cube
Creative Industries, QUT, will also be researching the development of this project.
Note: “Wholesome Family Scene” photo by Mike Baird is used in the installation, under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.