CNR 2016: Lectures: Michael Valeur (DNK): The Anatomy of the Robot
This was the question when we made 'The Anatomy of the Robot' in 2008. In this performance, we placed a group of university scholars among the audience and had them give a short lecture each. There was a engineer working with robot-technology, a biologist working with artificial life and a philosophy professor dealing with the philosophical aspects. The three scholars were mixed with actors that 'gave lectures' about robot-technology as science imagines it may be in ten years from now. Apart from original and real robots from the laboratories we also had an actor playing the role of a robot of the future. The entire concept was labelled 'science theatre' because it mixes real research with fiction and real scholars with actors. The play premiered in 2008
Bio: Danish poet and author with a special expertise in interactive storytelling. Apart from traditional novels he has created interactive fictions that introducing storytelling in the field of interactive media. Key titles are "Blackout" (1997) and "The Angel" (1999), from Deadline Media. From 2000 and o he has been working with interactive installations, including computers, mobile phones and physical devices. Most notably "Villar" (2002) and "Ego-trap" (2007).
He has worked with performance theatre from 2004. First with "Hotel Pro Forma" leading to "Theremin" (2004) and "The Sandchild" (2007). Later he wrote "The Anatomy of the Robot" for Center of Art"; Science (2008). From 2010 until now he has been working with mobile devices, augmented reality and virtual reality and projects that combine poetry and technology, including "Poetry-rings" (2014).
Michael Valeur has been teaching at ITU in Copenhagen (Interactive Concept Development). He has also done workshops on Dramatic Institute (Stockholm), Lusofona (Lissabon), Academy of Converging Media (Berlin) and La Femis (Paris).
*A little curiosity; Michael worked on an opera-project in Prague, together with Vlasta Stamfest and Michael Kocáb, during the intense months before the revolution in 1989. Last speak in Prague was on a conference on the castle in 1995.
[image source: Michael Valeur]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
Michael Valeur is a Danish poet and author with a special expertise in interactive storytelling. Apart from traditional novels he has created interactive fictions that introducing storytelling in the field of interactive media.
The Anatomy of the Robot
Michael Valeur will present his lecture "The Anatomy of the Robot" at 3:15 - 3:45 pm on the 25 October 2016 at IIM (Institute of Intermedia), FEL CVUT (Czech Technical University) in Prague.
IIM (Institute of
Hall H25 at FEL CVUT
CZ-160 00 Prague.
Thanks to Danish Agency for Culture and Embassy of Denmark in the Czech Republic for supporting that poet and author Michael Valeur can present his lecture on the anatomy of a robot in Prague.