Re: ~e; on cyberwar
human being <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thu, 24 Apr 2003 23:42:15 -0500
> If you haven't seen this already, you would be interested in the
> of Eric Paulos in this area:
hi Garnet, thanks for the URL. i was thinking that the
work seemed familiar and a while ago i e-mailed a
person in berkeley whose work in robotics seemed
in the same realm, and since lost their e-mail and it
is likely the same person.
there is something very interesting about this that is
lost in other more sinister experimenters who are
actually making weaponry or it may be a honeypot
(to attract those with such an interest) -- so it is nice
to see the challenging work and the hardware and
the aesthetics and the ideas still a part of it, along
with the danger posed by EM science and technology.
one thing struck me immediately: the etoys robot (etoys
improvement system) as a photograph looks like a very
small robot with a microphone that it is talking into. kind
of funny in this, like a (very very short) stand-up comic.
see image at: http://www.eiu.org/experiments/eis/
then the thought arose that it would be interesting if a
robot using a microphone and amplifier was able to be
placed in a public square, and their speech networked
from online, or via pre-recorded statements, and to send
these out as a speech from their recorded voice to a live
microphone and amplifier in a public place as free speech.
such that, people could occupy the robotic body via its
internal mechanisms (moving an arm as a gesture) when
across the world, while another may give a shout for the
destruction of the world by the lack of ubiquitous concrete.
or, debates could happen by people occupying these same
robots, but in a series or group photo, even if small. a bit
different from robotwars (spawned i assumed by SRL),
and now robot debates or robotalk or robonets. in any
case, this is great to see. thanks for the link. brian
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