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
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*.
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. Thanks to Robotronica Artistic Director: JONATHAN PARSONS, Talks Curator: JACINA LEONG, QUT Creative Industries Faculty, Students, Staff and Volunteers.
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 is 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? 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.
This work is part of the Performing Astronautics project assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
*Project Moonwalk consortium comprises DFKI Robotics Innovation Center, COMEX SA, EADS, LIQUIFER Systems Group, Space Application Services, NTNU Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Space, and Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial.
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