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Kate Armstrong on Wed, 10 May 2006 16:53:45 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> Mawhrin-Skel: Robots!


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Mawhrin-Skel (Robot Workshop)
Event and exhibition in the Grande Luxe

Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
http://front.bc.ca

Opening and performances Thursday May 11th at 8pm
Exhibition open May 12 and 13 from noon to 5pm

Free Admission

Robots by Deanne Achong, Kate Armstrong, Joelle Ciona, David Floren, and
Matt Smith, with help from Dina González Mascaró.

"Mawhrin-Skel" is a fictional character - an intelligent drone that, having
failed to meet the conditions of its original purpose, is decommissioned and
left to wander aimlessly through a near utopian environment where it becomes
a social nuisance and prankster. This character - invented by Ian M Banks in
his 1989 novel "The Player of Games" - provides an interesting social and
cultural entry point into the study of robots as both cultural artifacts and
autonomous members of society. This project examines ideas of function,
autonomy, artificial intelligence and purpose-driven technology. Working
with performance and installation, the artists will showcase the results of
a workshop series and residency in Wireless Robotics.

Curated by Peter Courtemanche
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