Hello, Robot.
Design between Human and Machine

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Only a few decades ago the robot was still just a figure of science ficition. Nowadays, however, robots and robotic systems seem to be taking over our lives. Design has a key role to play in this process, for it is designers who shape the interface between humans and machines. Hello, Robot. shows intelligent machines in industriy and in the military, in children's rooms and retirements homes, in shopping and sex, in art, computer games, and of course films and literature. Detailed essays and interviews examine how we respond to our increasingly digital, smart, and autonomous environment. They illuminate our - often ambivalent - relationship with these new technologies and broaden our view of the ethical and political questions they raise. With contributions and works by Douglas Coupland, Dunne & Raby, Gesche Joost, robotlab, Bruce Sterling, and many others.

The layout for Hello, Robot. Deisgn between Human and Machine was devised by an algoritham in collaborations with Double Standrads, Berlin. Cover illustration: Christoph Niemann

Published for the exhibition of the same title. Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine is an exhibition of the Vitra Design Museums (11.2.–14.5.2017), the MAK (21.6.–1.10.2017) and the Design museum Gent (27.10.2017–15.4.2018).

Edited by Mateo Kries, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Amelie Klein; mit Beiträgen von Rosi Braidotti, Douglas Coupland, Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby (Dunne & Raby), Christoph Engemann, Paul Feigelfeld, Gesche Joost, Amelie Klein, Carlo Ratti, Bruce Sterling, Marlies Wirth i. a.

328 pages, ca. 250 illustrations, mainly in color
25 x 19 cm, softcover
Vitra Design Museum and authors, 2017