The ROCA group activities cover theoretical and analytical discussions as well as inquiries into practice. We meet for workshops and seminars to exchange and discuss various approaches to robot culture. We meet in laboratories where test and try how to handle tools and design robots. We meet for field trips to visit makerspaces and art studios that provide insights into practice-based experiences and spaces for sharing knowledge. We invite scholars and artists of excellence to provide us with insights and inspiration.
ROCA seminar: Utpoian Bodies and in/visibility
Tuesdag June 20, 10:00-11:30 at "skolesal", Geologisk Museum, Østervoldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K. Organised by Franziska Bork Petersen. Read more here.
ROCA seminar: Robots and New Media Aesthetics
Thursday October 27th, Room 15A.1.13, University of Copenhagen Amager, Njalsgade 80, 2300 Copenhagen S.
- Edward Scheer: Robots Can’t Act. New Media Dramaturgy and the New Materialism
- Gunhild Borggreen: Intimacy and Technology: Haptic Visuality in Daria Martin’s Soft Materials
- Stina Hasse Jørgensen: Hatsune Miku and the Commodity Aesthetic of the Cute
Robot Film Series hosted by RoboLaw and ROCA
- 4th October
- 1st November
- 29th November
KØS Lecture: Robotter i Japan (in Danish)
Thursday April 7, 19-21, KØS Museum of art in public spaces, Nørregade 29, 4600 Køge
- Gunhild Borggreen (Associate Professor at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, KU): Robotter i Japan (related to exhibition about Japanese contemporary art)
TRANSOR workshop: Social Robotics and Imagination
Wednesday April 20 and Thursday April 21, at KUA (details will follow)
- Luciana Parisi (Reader in Cultural Theory, Goldsmiths University): presentation of current research.
Open call for presentations on the concepts of "imagination", "cultural imagination" and "the imaginary" from different perspectives in order to clarify how such notions influence perceptions and interactions with the technology.
More information to follow.
The robot as museum guide
ROCA member Stina Hasse is conducting research in collaboration with Oliver Alexander Tafdrup on how the robot NAO may act as a museum guide. They collaborate with Medical Museion. Have a look at their blog The Robot at The Museum