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Robots and Avatars Collaborative Futures Panel

The Robots and Avatars Collaborative Futures panel will take place on Saturday 6th February at 11am at the Kinetica Art Fair. It will look at working processes and collaborations between the physical and virtual in future work environments, and teams that may include the live, the virtual, robots and avatars. Examining new creation techniques of self representation, developing in the forms of robots and avatars, the debate will explore the effect of these evolutions on creative outputs and onwards working modes. Panel members include Professor Noel Sharkey (University of Sheffield), Ron Edwards (Ambient Performance), Ghislaine Boddington (body>data>space), Peter McGowan (Queen Mary University of London), Anna Hill (Space Synapse) and Michael Takeo Magruder (King's Visualisation Lab, King's College London).

Robots and Avatars is a programme of events and educational activities across 2010 and onwards. It is designed to explore how young people will work and play with new representational forms of virtual and physical life in 10-15 years time. Conceived and produced by body>data>space with partners NESTA, / Ignite!, King's College Visualisation Lab (King's College London), Hi8us, ResCen (Middlesex University), Soda, b.TWEEN festival, Kinura, Kinetica and RAN (Digital Art Network).

This event is supported by NESTA and body>data>space.