Robotronica (2017) Brisbane AU

The Agency of Human-Robotic Lunatics

Mixed reality Keynote Performance

A commissioned collaboration between Sarah Jane Pell, Jaymis Loveday and Charles Henden

Imagination is our window into the future. Led by each generation of artists and scientists, it is through their explorations and inventions that we push towards the edges of possibility. Aerospace developments are no exception and like other areas of human endeavour we are witnessing the increased use of robots as the technological tools for humans to make our visions of the future a reality. Remembering that you can architect the future, what lunatic ideas can we conceive, believe and achieve?

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The Agency of Human-Robotic Lunatics, 2017 was commissioned by Robotronica, QUT. Staring: SARAH JANE PELL (@aquabatics). Cinema Swarm: JAYMIS LOVEDAY & LINCOLN SAVAGE (@cinemaswarm). Digital Artists: CHARLES HENDEN & CRAIG BOWLER (@visitorvision). Camera: STRANGER FILMS. Raw edit: CAMPBELL HARRIS (@talkjivetome). Video: SPELLART. Score: MOBI GRATIS. Sound design: ALISTER MORLEY. Voice Overs: SPELLART. Digital Assests: NASA LOIRP, LIQUIFER SYSTEMS, PROJECT MOONWALK. Robotronica Artistic Director: JONATHAN PARSONS, Talks Curator: JACINA LEONG. Writer/Director/Producer Dr. Sarah Jane Pell. Photos courtesy: QUT Media, Jacina Leong & Adam Tucker. Support received from: the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

The Agency of Human-Robotic Lunatics is a live event featuring Artist-Astronaut, Dr. Sarah Jane Pell. Through the use of a recently developed autonomous subject tracking robotic camera system, the Cinema Swarm, we see Pell's live performance blend with VR mapping of historical lunar imaging data, and augmented reality artefacts from a real spacewalk simulation on earth called Project Moonwalk. Project Moonwalk develops and tests technologies and training procedures for future missions to the Moon*.

This performance builds a future survival tool kit by creating experimental scenarios where the art of the future can be enacted. It demonstrates how creativity may be leveraged in the extreme natural and technologically mediated environments of space and space simulations on earth and examines the exchange between human and autonomous systems.

*Project MOONWALK consortium comprises seven partners from six EU member states and one associated country: DFKI Robotics Innovation Center in Germany (Project Coordination), COMEX in France (Technical Coordination), EADS in Great Britain, LIQUIFER Systems Group (LSG) in Austria, Space Application Services (SAS) in Belgium, NTNU Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Space in Norway, and Instituto Nacional de T├ęcnica Aeroespacial (INTA) in Spain.

Creative Development with Cinema Swarm and Visitor Vision at QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove Campus.

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This project collaboration is between artists Dr. Sarah Jane Pell and Jaymis Loveday commissioned by Robotronica, QUT. Special thanks Visitor Vision, LOIRP & Project Moonwalk. Support received from: the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Media

Face to Face with Artificial Intelligence, By Grace Kirk, No WALLS https://nowalls.qut.edu.au/face-to-face-with-artificial-intelligence/

Bots + Brisbane = brilliant day out! QUT Science and Engineering, 21 August 2017 https://www.qut.edu.au/science-engineering/about/news/news?news-id=121804

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