Lichtsuchende: exploring the emergence of a cybernetic society

Murray-Rust, Dave and von Jungenfeld, Rocio (2015) Lichtsuchende: exploring the emergence of a cybernetic society. In: Johnson, Colin and Carballal, Adrian and Correia, Joao, eds. Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design: 4th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 8-10, 2015, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9027. Springer, Copenhagen pp. 161-174. ISBN 978331964984. E-ISBN 9783319164977. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16498-4_15) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe Lichtsuchende, an interactive installation, built using a society of biologically inspired, cybernetic creatures who exchange light as a source of energy and a means of communication. Visitors are invited to engage with the installation using torches to influence and interact with the phototropic robots. As well as describing the finished piece, we explore some of the issues around creating works based on biologically inspired robots. We present an account of the development of the creatures in order to highlight the gulfs between conceptual ideas of how to allow emergent behaviours and the manners in which they are implemented. We also expose the interrelations and tensions between the needs of the creatures as they emerge and the needs of the creators, to understand the duet between the cyber-organisms and their initiators. Finally, we look at the ways in which creators, robots and visitors are enrolled to perform their functions, so that the network of activity can be woven between all parties.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA168 Systems engineering, cybernetics and intelligent systems
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Rocio von Jungenfeld
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 16:18 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 15:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58637 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
ORCiD (Murray-Rust, Dave): http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6098-7861
ORCiD (von Jungenfeld, Rocio): http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2154-8054
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