Robots and Human History

  • Henry Moore Institute
  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017
  • Lecture by Jasia Reichardt in the Institute's seminar room, starting at 6pm

Jasia Reichardt (Independent curator) discusses ‘Robots and Human History’. Followed by a discussion with Dr Tim Stott (Henry Moore Institute Visiting Fellow, 2016-17).

Our relationship with things that are not human is uneasy, especially if they look or behave a bit like we do. And, how should we react when a computer tells us that it has produced a work of art? That question had already been asked in the 1970s and it still hasn't been answered.

Jasia Reichardt is a writer on art and an exhibition organiser. She was Assistant Director of the ICA in London, 1963-71, and Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1974-6. She has taught at the Architectural Association, as well as other colleges and written several books. She is interested in art that encroaches on other fields: science, music and literature, and has spent many years following up the connections between art and technology. Among her exhibitions staged in Britain, the best known is Cybernetic Serendipity (ICA, 1968), about the computer and the arts.

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