art, design, technology, mythology, machines, robots, internet
Human beings will effectively deify any suitably complex system that cannot be explained through basic haptic interaction. Our culture loves technology. These days it seems we need it to feel whole. In an effort to explore the development of mythology and modular aesthetic in a technological age I have designed and constructed a number of interactive robotic 'organisms' to engage in arbitrary movement in geometric enclosures. Through observation and dialog I seek to assess the extent to which people assign human characteristics to the random and oft times aberrant mechanical behavior. To supplement this endeavor, a fictional astrological system that proposes logical (albeit mythological) explanations for the peculiarities in these relationships has been created.
Robinson, E. Brady
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Studio Art and the Computer
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Wolf, Roger, "Adaptive Technomythography: The Apotheosis Of Machine And Development Of Legend In A System Of Dynamic Technology" (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3416.