Public Exhibition Opening for Motion/Emotion:Exploring Affect from Automata to Robots

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Public Exhibition Opening for Motion/Emotion:Exploring Affect from Automata to Robots

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Barry Art Museum is pleased to invite you to join us for the opening of Motion/Emotion: Exploring Affect from Automata to Robots. Centuries before we imagined robots, mechanical beings were experienced through clockwork-powered sculptures called automata. Designed for amusement, automata would help inspire modern computing and related technologies while also encouraging philosophers, scientists, artists, and others to contemplate the possibilities of artificial intelligence. Dig deep into this lineage from historical dancing automata to robots that are improving human life in the fields of medicine, public safety & psychology.

Opening event will feature light refreshments & a cash bar, as well as music and mingling! Join us in celebration of this electric exhibition! 5-8PM. This event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. (members: register and receive a free drink ticket! #membershipperks) Registration encouraged, but not required.

Image courtesy of Elizabeth King