Soap Box Special for the Cambridge Science Festival
Tuesday April 29, 2008
Sherry Turkle and Cynthia Breazeal
6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m.
Sherry Turkle, a professor of Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT will talk about sociable robots, "The Robotic Moment and the American Heart: What can we make of our reactions to relational, sociable robotics?" She is joined by Cynthia Breazeal whose anthropomorphic robotic head, Kismet, is on view at the MIT Museum. Turkle is currently writing on the balance between intimacy and solitude in our electronically tethered lives, and has frequently lectured and been interviewed on the topic. Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. She directs the MIT Media Lab's personal robots group and is particularly interested in developing creature-like technologies that exhibit social common sense and engage people in familiar human terms. Breazeal has consulted on several Steven Speilberg movies.
Something interesting to watch & consider:
My Fake Baby Video Clip (3 minutes)