Do You Work With Other Roboticists?
Robotics is moving so fast. Much faster than the art world. Oddtoe is there to catch the wake, so to speak, of the incredible work of the robotics community. To work alongside as humanity takes its best guess about how to work with these things. A creative roboticist isn’t the most important cog in this wheel, but I don’t see anyone else looking at making fun of robots, finding ways to let humans feel one last bit of superiority before the machines take our jobs and become our intimate partners ;).
What’s the Perfect Piece?
A robot is at the core of the idea. In itself, the robot is so interesting and intricate that I just need to imagine how it could be better, more interesting, how I can bring out features in the robot to the viewer. Could I place the robot in a different setting? Augment it somehow? Color or adorn it? What other forms can be brought to the party — projected light, kinetic sculpture, digital art?
What Idea Do I Want the Viewer to Have?
This is my favorite part of the creative process. Robots conjure up so much in the human mind: fascination, curiosity, fear, and I’d like to explore humor. Humor is a circuit breaker and let’s other deeper ideas possible once the viewer has let down their guard. It’s here that exciting possibilities exist, not all of which I can control as an artist. But I love that. Individuals will have individual takes on what I created and what I meant to convey.
That frees me up to not to have a point to my art 😉