iRobot: If you prick us, do we not bleed?

Mixed media with polyurethane resin, cell phones, digital tablet, microprocessor, and many other parts


The concept drawing; mixed media collage


Many of us are familiar with the Hollywood versions of "I, Robot" such as the film with Will Smith or Bicentennial Man with Robin Williams.  Few know that there were two Books titled "I, Robot", one by Isaac Asimov, a collection of short stories, was published in 1950.  However, a series of stories featuring a robot named Adam Link was penned by two brothers that went by the single name Eando Binder.  The first of these stories was titled "I, Robot" and was published in 1939.  Note: There is an old Outer Limits second season episode based on the Binder story and features a robot named Adam Link and a very young Leonard Nimoy, aka: Mr. Spock.  The Will Smith film seems to be a blend of the two books.

This sculpture was inspired by Asimov's book, I, Robot and focuses on the end of the book where... SPOILER ALERT: robots take over the world, not out of malice, but to protect us from ourselves. One of the three laws of robotics, in summary, states that a robot can not let a human come to harm through inaction. The face-tablet, besides showing video of human faces, will also show clips of war, racial tension, strip mining, pollution, land fills, etc.






Some random process pics...


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