[Cyborg] Robot Taxonomy Project

denise h. hundredsofthousands at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 14:07:22 PDT 2009


a bit more on the artistic front, but with cyborgs!


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From: Eliot K Daughtry <eliot at killerbanshee.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 1:36 PM
Subject: [CCA MFA Alumni] upcoming show at 21 Grand in Oakland
To: grad-alumni-l at lists.cca.edu


I have a show opening on November 6 at 21 Grand in Oakland!
Please come by and check it out.

Eliot K Daughtry

The Robot Taxonomy Project

Continuing its mission to identify, classify, document and promote better
understanding of robot types and their relationship to human forms, the
Robot Identification Institute will be open to the public for the month of
November. The temporary office will be located at 21 Grand, an
interdisciplinary art space located at
416 25th St. [at Broadway]
Oakland, CA 94612

Robot Identification Institute
Eliot K Daughtry, Executive Director

November 6 - December 6, 2009


Opening reception: Friday November 6 7:00 - 10:00 pm

http://uncannyvalley.net/RII/Office-Announce

[image: The Robot Taxonomy Project, November 6 - December 6, 2009]
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Continuing its mission to identify, classify, document and promote better
understanding of robot types and their relationship to human forms, the
Robot Identification Institute will be open to the public for the month of
November. The temporary office will be located at 21 Grand, an
interdisciplinary art space located in Oakland California. The office, under
the leadership of its Founder and Executive Director, Eliot K Daughtry, will
take reports, provide alerts about unusual robot activity, and expand the
Robot Taxonomy.

The RII will also debut new bas-relief art works as a new exhibition in our
space! These carved panels represent different robots taken from the classes
of the taxonomy.

The public is invited to:

• add to the robot taxonomy at the office
• file reports on unusual robot phenomena
• enter information into the online robot taxonomy
• pick up alert notices for Uncanny Valley activity in your area

The Taxonomy: Robots from Human to AI

Have you ever found yourself confused about how many different kinds of
robots there are? Whether a Replicant is related to a Dalek, or if the
Motoman knows Bishop? Why do so many robots look like humans in the movies,
but giant machine arms in a factory? The Robot Taxonomy Project provides a
framework that explores a spectrum of robots that moves from embodied to
disembodied constructions. The Robot Taxonomy uses four major classes and
numerous subclasses to provide a guide to help understand different kinds of
robots, their stories and uses. The Robot Identification Institute: The RII
is the research unit of the Uncanny Valley Authority (UVA), concerned with
phenomena affecting the Uncanny Valley concerning robots, their
representation, and the proliferation of objects that are called robots.

http://uncannyvalley.net/rii

The Uncanny Valley Authority:

Interceding where conditions allow machines to become alive, the Uncanny
Valley Authority provides retrieval, rehabilitation, and recuperation for
systems found within its provenance. Handling abandoned, outmoded and
unpredicted manifestations of anthropomorphized forms, the UVA maintains a
network of facilities to transition its charges into useful, productive
entities. Whether a system is captured wild, surrendered by a user, or
remands itself into custody, the UVA remakes each as a uniform, updated
system, ready to serve new purposes.

http://uncannyvalley.net

About Eliot K Daughtry:

Eliot K Daughtry, conceptual artist, is the Founder and Executive Director
of the Robot Identification Institute. Concerned with representations of
technology and authority, he works in the border where real and unreal merge
into one. He is part of the AV performance collaboration killer banshee, a
contributing artist and advisor for the Illuminated Corridor project, and a
curator for the T-10 Video Festival. A recent MFA graduate from California
College of the Arts, his work has been shown at venues including the Bowery
Poetry Club in NYC, the Richmond Art Center, and the Oakland Museum of
California.

http://eliotkdaughtry.com
http://killerbanshee.com
eliot at killerbanshee.com

21 Grand:

21 Grand is an interdisciplinary arts space championing innovative visual
and performing arts since 2000.

Gallery hours:
Thursday 4-8pm
Friday 4-6pm
Saturday-Sunday 2-6pm

21 Grand
416 25th St. [at Broadway]
Oakland, CA 94612

510.444.7263
http://www.21grand.org


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