Thursday, June 29, 2006

Slack Season

Not so many news, shifz-o-visually ... so, like, enjoy some cute kittehs.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Opening of "getuned"

A five minute clip from the opening of getuned - dinge im kontext in Graz, June 10th.

You will notice Chris's Cocktailrobot Alan being embraced by the children present. And the brainwashingmachine installed with a "floating" dummy.

Some of what is left out in the video I got fotos of here.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Cory Doctorow answers questions ...

... after reading at the ROBOEXOTICA 2005.
This is a part of the footage that didn't go into the 4hrs. program on Okto - roughly 10min. of Cory replying to questions from the audience (among them Jake Appelbaum), having concluded the podcast of his story When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth, live at ROBOEXOTICA 2005.

Update: Author Cory Doctorow, who currently lives in California holding a Fulbright Chair at USC's Annenberg Center on Public Diplomacy, also wrote a praising article on ROBOEXOTICA in MAKE:06 magazine this spring.

Video from 2003: Cynthia?

Right after the first ROBOEXOTICA, in december 1999, I stumbled upon an newspaper-article about Cynthia, a commercial cocktailrobot, behind a bar in London, at Cynthia's Cyberbar.

In the following years, we established a contact with Dick Becker, the builder of Cynthia and owner of the bar ... alas, he didn't have any good video-material to represent Cynthia at ROBOEXOTICA.

Even worse, when we finally could afford to go to London to make our own video, the club had been sold and renamed to Wicked ... and Cynthia and her brother Rufus were out of service - the new owners didn't want to afford the maintainance for the robots.

So this is the outcome of Fra Ablinger's and my trip:

(Link to YouTube in case your browser doesn't support the embedded vid.)