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Technology as a creature during CRITTERS Exposition

When does technology become a creature? In the CRITTERS exhibition of the Media Technology master's programme of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) researchers and artists investigate the connections between robots and natural organisms. Not by imitating natural organisms, but by letting technology be the creature in a natural context.

Harmonious co-existence

The creative researchers behind the designs challenge you to determine when technology becomes a creature. 'Lost in the Wild', ‘Hello World’ and 'Tender 2.0' are three of the six works that will be shown during the exhibition. ‘Lost in the Wild' explores whether flying robots could live in harmony with wild birds, ‘Hello World’ is a colony of bots who want to be free, while 'Tender 2.0' explores the possibility of lust in machines.

CRITTERS has been curated by Peter van der Putten and Maarten Lamers as part of their Bots Like You project. The installations will be displayed during the Beyond Human Festival in Naturalis from 4-10 November. Entrance is free. More information about the exhibition can be found on the website of Media Technology and Beyond Human.

Lost in the wild, by Rinus Bot

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