Robots and Art pp 113-147 | Cite as

Trans-Species Interfaces: A Manifesto for Symbiogenisis

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


Artist/inventor Ken Rinaldo looks to natural living systems, mimesis and communication to reveal the underlying coevolved wisdom of the biological world as it intertwines and coevolves with our technological world. He postulates the symbiotic junctures where machine, animal, plant, bacteria and humans meet are where our future as a species exist. He reveals this philosophy by showing numerous interactive robotic installations showing how we are becoming symbiont and his works pioneer interspecies communication, where the biological and technological naturally intertwine. Using coevolution as model, Rinaldo proposes we can, as a species design technologies that are more sensitive to other living things focused on directing technology for the good of all living species, we share the planet with.


Enteric Nervous System Artificial Life Group Consciousness Robotic Fish Machine Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Art & Technology at the Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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