FRANCE-JAPAN FORUM "Signature of Life: Domains of the Arts and Robots"
The essential difference between the human and a thing is a sign, namely a signature of life. Think about the case where two mutually unknown men are in an elevator in silence, and the case where you are alone in an elevator with an ashtray pedestal. The tense atmosphere is not really due to physical change, but exists inside of the observer and the observed. A sign naturally exists only between the lives. A sculptor says that he represents the inside of man, and changes the atmosphere of the space. An interactive artist creates a sign by providing a thing with motion in order to distort and fluctuate the space. An actor represents the noble mind by a minimum motion and the rise and fall of emotion by a momentary motion. How closely can the relationship of signs between the human and an artefact come to the relationship of signs between the humans? In an elevator with a robot, can you be as peaceful as you are with an ashtray pedestal? Would creating signs of robots in the future society with robot companions be a domain of the arts or technology?
Samuel Biamchini (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Artist)
Jean-Paul Laumond (LAAS-CNRS, Roboticist)
Gentiane Venture (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Roboticist)
Akihiro Kubota (Tama Art University, Interactive Artist)
Taketo Masui （Tokyo University of the Arts, Sculptor)
Yoshihiko Nakamura (The University of Tokyo, Roboticist)
Graduate Program for Social ICT Global Creative Leaders (GCL), The University of Tokyo
Ambassade de France au Japon/Institut français du Japon
Veolia Japan KK
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017 (14:00-17:00)
Venue:Takeda Hall, The University of Tokyo
Takeda Bldg. 5Fl., 2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Advance registration required.
For advance registration, visit the following website:http://www.institutfrancais.jp/robot/
Please note that registration will be closed once the maximum number of participants has been reached.
Free of charge.
French-Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
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