Robotics and Art, Computationalism and Embodiment

Part of the Cognitive Science and Technology book series (CSAT)


Robotic Art and related practices provide a context in which real-time computational technologies and techniques are deployed for cultural purposes. This practice brings the embodied experientiality, so central to art hard up against the tacit commitment to abstract disembodiment inherent in the computational technologies. In this essay I explore the relevance of post-cognitivist thought to robotics in general, and in particular, questions of materiality and embodiment with respect to robotic art practice—addressing philosophical, aesthetic-theoretical and technical issues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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