Black Box: A Lecture On A Robotic Play
A group of children and adults has placed
themself on the many red cushions, which also identifies the scene
where Gold Extra has teamed up with one of the organizers behind
the BELEF festival, to assist them translating the lecture to
Gold Extra is now starting their lectures, and after a brief introduction to many of the highlights in the cultural historical development of the robot, it is now time to introduce the story of Black Box for the audience.
On the big screen footage from the play is showed, and Sonja Prlic at the same time comment what is going on. At a point, Robert Presslaber begins to activate the various robots and they are now an active part of the lecture. Both when Sonja speaks to them, but also when they perform with the audience and when they watch themselves on the screen: To be, or not to be!
The robots are small and they don't look like humans in the design. But still, can both the adults and especially the children easily identify with them. Maybe because they act like humans in their behavior patterns, and because they are on an eye level with them.
The lecture is over and the children have been able to stay calm throughout the hole hour it has taken, but now it is time to say hello to robots. The children are running into the stage, because they would like to touch, and to be photographed with the robots. When Sonja Prlic tells them, that now the robots have to go to bed, then a little girl is starting to waving goodbye to them.
A different kind of a lecture is done, but it has given the audience a very credible manufacturing of robotic theater piece. And probably it has also given some of the kids something to think about the following days.
[image source: Gold Extra, Vive Les
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
A group of children and adults has placed themself on the many red cushions, which also identifies the scene where Gold Extra has teamed up with one of the organizers behind the BELEF festival, to assist them translating the lecture to Serbian.