[ISEA2011] Panel: Anne-Marie Duguet – In Praise of Im­per­fec­tion: Pro­to­types

Panel Statement

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.