Happy Fugio Friday!
This week I’ve not had much of a chance to work on Fugio as I’m preparing an artwork for the HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY exhibition that’s opening at the Science Gallery in Dublin next week.
The Anti-Social Swarm Robots don’t like each other, or the walls of the pen they are contained in, or people. They are constantly trying to get away from everything to find their own ‘personal’ space.
When we first exhibited them at the Royal Academy in London, they were described by Sumit Paul-Choudhury, the editor in chief of New Scientist, as “Antisocial swarmbots. This is actually proper brilliant: biomimicry of a behaviour we don’t consider useful”.
There is an exhibition launch party on Feb 9th. I’ll be there, as well as giving a short talk about the project on Feb 10th.
Finally, Shadows of Light, which is one of my Fugio powered artworks that was part of the Embodied Encounters exhibition at the Beall Center for Art and Technology had a nice write up in a new article in the UCI Magazine.