Panel: Signs of Life: Human-Robot Intersubjectivities
Approximation, failure, fragmentation, gaps, dys-functioning, whether they are wished for or not, are very human conditions as well as part of the knowledge process. We will discuss how the resulting behaviours in some robotic entities reveal emotion as a shared construction. Notions such as “perfect machine”, “autonomy” and “performativity” will be considered through a series of works by artists. These robotic works would often be better qualified as “prototypes”, which is by definition a single production, with a potentiality of, let us say, a “positive dys-functioning”.
- Anne-Marie Duguet (FR) is Professor at University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, director of Laboratoire des Arts et Médias (LAM) and Deputy director of Laboratoire d’Esthétique Théorique et Appliquée. Author of, among others, Vidéo, la mémoire au poing (Hachette, 1981), Jean-Christophe Averty (Dis-voir, 1991), Déjouer l’image. Créations électroniques et numériques (Jacqueline Chambon, 2002). Curator of exhibitions such as “Jean-Christophe Averty. Collages, découpages” (Espace Electra, Paris 1991); “Thierry Kuntzel. Retrospective” (Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 1993); “Smile Machines” (Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, 2006). Director of the “anarchive” series, digital archives on contemporary art : Antoni Muntadas 1999, Michael Snow, 2002, Thierry Kuntzel, 2006, Jean Otth, 2007, Fujiko Nakaya, 2011.