inquiry 1.0

A mechanical agent for environmental observation.


Contemporary networked ecologies or the human subjects' entanglement with natural and artificial systems and objects inspired the research. The analysis of post-Fordist automobile assembly networks, specifically, the Toyota supplier network; platform sharing strategy and JIT production method is condensed in a tracker bot. It is a bot that consists of two primary modalities, the mechanical agent, made of widely available mass-produced parts, collecting data; and the expressive agent, a software application that interprets the collected data.

University at Buffalo, Associate Professor Mark Shepard, 2014

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