How far do you want your relationship with technology to go?
The constant search for speed and efficiency that rules every day life is something that all of us need to be more aware of. With the fast growing technological and innovative advancements that we are seeing today, no wonder we always feel the need to catch-up. In these times of constant change, deep reflection on our humanistic traits must be considered. What human characteristics are simply irreplaceable, in our future world? This is something worth thinking about.
As part of the interactive expo experience, Robot Love, artists will exhibit their work, drawing on the theme of the love/hate relationship with technology. We will see some artists leaning more toward the ‘hate’ side, representing the views of those who are hesitant to openly embrace this relationship. Below, take a look at some of these artworks and begin to think about the human traits that you, and your company, will keep alive.
Care for Communication
One question that many have begun to ask is – how can we return to a simpler world, while still gaining the benefits of technological advancements? Are we too dependent on technology? Have our communication skills suffered because of this? I believe so.
Human communication code is the ability to decode each other’s messages (physically and verbally). This form of communication will not be possible with a robotic colleague. Communication is an important trait in all aspects of life, but particularly within the workplace. The multi-installation artwork pictured above, by Hito Steyerl, reflects this fast paced world that we now find ourselves in. The title for the artwork draws on five words most commonly used in English language song titles from the current decade. Steyerl suggests that this is almost an anthem of our time. It makes us think – Are we living too much of life through a screen? And how much is this affecting our communication with one another?
Enter and Reflect
Adams Ponnis, ‘Enter Aliveness: A Reinvented Door’, 2018, Design Academy Eindhoven
‘Enter Aliveness’ will be the first artwork to inspire visitors at the Robot Love experience. On entering the exhibition space, you will walk through a door that appears to have a life of its own. Artist Adams Ponnis, who recently graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, wishes for his art to create a better relationship between humans and their surrounding environments. On entering this space, the world as you know it will stay behind. In this new world, we can reflect on the impact technology has on us. Then we can begin to look at the bigger picture. Technology is driving us to do everything faster. I often find myself overwhelmed with responding to different means of communication (WhatsApp, various email accounts etc. etc.) via a screen. We are losing real communication. We need to reflect, reconnect and channel communication methods within the workplace. A visit to Robot Love will surely inspire reflection on your company’s internal communication methods.
So, how will you and your team create stronger communication?
It’s time to face the future! When will you be coming to Robot Love?
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