[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Steven A. Bjornson – #IHEARTROBOTMUSIC

Artist Statement

Robotics and Sound Waves (2012)

#iHeartRobotMusic is an interactive robotic musical instrument. Images uploaded through Instagram are transformed into compositions which are played through robotic actuators hitting everyday household items. The work examines how new technologies can be understood as connecting individuals in alternate, emergent ways that run counter to common expectations.

  • Steven A. Bjornson is a Victoria-based artist, inventor, and composer. His works focus on the interface between humans and computers. His practice is informed by theories of feedback, signal processing, and machine learning.

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