After him–after him–why do you pause? Coppelius, Coppelius, has robbed me of my best automaton–a work of twenty years–body and soul set upon it–the clock-work–the speech–the walk, mine; the eyes stolen from you. The infernal rascal–after him; fetch Olympia–there you have the eyes!
Olympia is one of the characters of the E.T.A Hoffmann’s tale The Sandman, a grotesque story written on the romanticism era about fear, madness, blind love and droids, but if you read closer you will see that it’s a complex analysis of the paper of the women in the society of that time, but also ours.
Olimpia is that prototype of unreal women desired by men, a droid that didn’t choose her path, but what will happen if she had the chance to choose?
I made my version of this mysterious woman in 2010 for Illustration in Fine Arts, but also for the immersive intervention The SandMan in Second Life, that was exposed in the UWA challenge and in Arte Libera‘s virtual gallery. You can find more information about E.T.A Hoffmann’s tale and about this intervention in “Related articles”.
Based on the AI (artificial intelligence) concept, this story AIMS To give an idea of the viewer That world in BOTH IT Complexity in the most emotional, maybe That touches us most. What if we create Machines That Could reach the artificial intelligence and achievement of Understand emotions, how the machine would interpret Those emotions? Is This Our concern is the fear of what we create Will replace us at all? I do not know the answer, I will leave each one make your questions and conclusions.
One robot that denies it own origins, might be confusing for our understanding trying to imagine how a Machine would deal with feelings 🙂
I leave you with my last Machinima work made to enter the MachinimUWA II: Art of the Artists. A study done by 85% after effects surreal putting funds, giving the viewer a vision of another universe (maybe SL).
* Sculpture “life” by Yabushka Loon
* “Kunst der fuge (art of fugue)” by Igor Ballyhoo
* “Cosmic Shower” by Merlino Mayo
* Xibalba – Game Over! by Noke Yuitza
Filmed at Insilico
Imagined by spyvspy aeon
Music: Orchestra by senseiced Jamendo.com
Background sounds: freesound.org & looperman.com
This work is under a creative commons lisence
Attribution – Noncommercial – no derivative works 3.0 Unported
THE IMAGINE CHALLENGE
In describing virtual worlds, it is often said, ‘we are truly limited by only the imagination’, and and that is the theme of this art challenge. The limits are the imagination. Create something that will take our breath away. Any form, any shape, any influence, any medium. Of this world, or the next!