some films you can watch here: http://www.ubu.com/film/ballard.html
An article on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/18/sci-fi-books-future_n_4117268.html
mentioned this project in class last night:
and another: http://www.designboom.com/art/kinetic-moving-maze-by-nova-jiang/
MIT Technology Review did video interview with Neal Stephenson that you can watch here.
“They would say they were angry when a robot became disabled because it is an important tool, but then they would add ‘poor little guy,’ or they’d say they had a funeral for it,” Carpenter said. “These robots are critical tools they maintain, rely on, and use daily. They are also tools that happen to move around and act as a stand-in for a team member, keeping Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel at a safer distance from harm.”
“You don’t want someone to hesitate using one of these robots if they have feelings toward the robot that goes beyond a tool,” she said. “If you feel emotionally attached to something, it will affect your decision-making.”
Here is the link to Daniel Suarez’s TED talk. Get ready for his visit to our class next week!
Mentioned during our last class.
See it full size here.