Earth Art with Robots and Networks

Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley

I'm interested in the interactions between nature and technology. I'll present selected artworks developed with students and other collaborators involving robots and networks over the past 20 years. These include the Telegarden, a robot installation that allowed online participants to remotely tend a living garden; Demonstrate, where an ultra high-resolution video camera raised awareness at the 40th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement; Ballet Mori, a classical dance performed at the San Francisco Opera House to music conducted by live seismic data, and a new robot camera that is assisting in the search for the "Holy Grail of Birdwatching."


Ken Goldberg is an artist and professor of engineering at UC Berkeley. He is an IEEE Fellow and VP of Technical Activities for the Robotics and Automation Society. His artwork has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica (Austria), ZKM (Germany), Pompidou Center (Paris), ICC Biennale (Tokyo), Kwangju Biennale (Seoul), Artists Space, and the 2000 Whitney Biennial.

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