In New York, we are very occupied with getting from one place to another. I wondered: could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself? To answer these questions, I built robots.
Kacie Kinzer build a 10-inch robot to walk around New York city in a social experiment about human interaction. I find this a very good concept, coupled with the fun and child-like factor in the form of a robot.
For more information (included the vid where the robot was walking around) click to on this link.
Me and a friend of mine were thinking if this was done here in the Philippines. Of course it would give different results:
1. The toy robot may get run over;
2. It must be done in parks like Luneta;
3. May be brought home by street kids;
4. What would happen if it was placed in Ayala.
Okay, so we may be pessimistic about Filipinos. Hmm...then again, this experiment is a NICE idea to be set up here. Watcha think?