During 2010 and 2011, I surveyed published data from robot competitions around the world. I collected more than 2,000 unique robot names spanning a period of over 20 years. This material formed the basis of my master's thesis for the Digital Cultures Program at Sydney University "A Robot: Slave or Companion Species". I have presented … Continue reading Robot Names
Lean startup methodology is the most interesting methodological shift in transferring technology to use of the century, in combination with changes in the technological scaffold that make this possible.outline what this means?And of course, it's simply a combination of scientific method, sociology, or design, in business language.
Chris Chesher, Unversity of Sydney, describes the conceptual challenges that robotics poses for media and communication studies. While this is still in press and subject to change, I found that this list is something I will want to refer to again! The transition from broadcast media to the internet and mobile media is complicated. Just … Continue reading What is human-robot metacommunication?
"The Secret Life of Pronouns" by James W. Pennebaker is a book I wish I'd read before finishing my thesis. It makes a strong case for words having the power to reflect changes in our society and perhaps even be transformative. Sometimes highly relevant work is just too many disciplines away from your research area … Continue reading Secret Life of Pronouns