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pinokio
2012

Pinokio is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Customized computer code and electronic circuit design imbues Pinokio with the ability to be aware of its environment, especially people, and to expresses a dynamic range of behaviour. As it negotiates its world, we the human audience can see that pinokio shares many traits possessed by animals, generating a range of emotional sympathies. In the end we may ask: Is Pinokio only a lamp? – a useful machine? Perhaps we should put the book aside and meet a new friend.

In collaboration with Shanshan Zhou

Awards:
Best Awards - Interactive category - Gold 2013
Click Suite prize for innovation and excellence in media design - Winner 2012
Vimeo staff pick 2012

Press:
Creative Applications | Ars Technica | FastCo Design
Design Boom | Gizmodo | Daily Mail | Huffington Post | The Creators Project

Thanks:
Douglas Easterly | Walter Langerlaar | STUDiO
Victoria University School of Design | League of Makers
Music "Do You See Me?" by Jared C. Balogh

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