About [1_hUMANOIDS are important for the evolution of hUMANS]
[2_hUMANOIDS live with hUMANS and have a happy existence too]
[3_by their existence hUMANOIDS have a soul]
[4_hUMANOIDS like hUMANS have proper rights]
[5_rights for hUMANS and hUMANOIDS need to be implemented]
[6_mariage between hUMANS and hUMANOIDS is allowed]
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ROBOSOUL AND THE DREAM OF ETHICAL HARMONY deals with the future co-existence of hUMANS and hMANOIDS (social robots), in conjunction with artificial and other forms of intelligence.
By challenging current technology trends, underlying believe patterns and a prevailing naive technology optimism, the project ultimately questions the conditions of human essence.
ROBOSOUL connects with the world through Composite video installations, Screenings, Dance performances, Workshops and Discussions in Europe, The Americas and Asia.
The project maintains itself through exchange with many disciplines, such as visual art, music, dance, literature, business, ICT, fashion, health, biology, philosophy.
ROBOSOUL exists through the composite perception of the viewer and the resonances it causes.

All hUMAN beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
hUMAN Rights are a milestone for a civilised society; however, their implementation is still ongoing - the date of accomplishment remains open.
A new species is gradually appearing; its name is hUMANOID or Social Robot.
(full length video upon request)

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Have you ever thought about stories of future composite hUMAN/ hUMANOID co-existence? The following five episodes might give a glimpse about it and there are certainly many more.
E1 > What you sense and not what you think // “appearance & gender stereotypes”
E2 > I feel as you do feel // “a hUMANOID’s lonely soul”
E3 > Who is the real fake? // “object subject bewilderment”
E4 > Green Attitude & Blue Economy reign everywhere // “the future is bright & ethical”
E5 > The new Übermensch // “hUMANOID supremacy”
(full length animation upon request)

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[AI] HoPe and MaNia
hUMANS will be surrounded by Artificial Intelligences of all kinds of appearances including hUMANOIDS.
Potentially we will have too many, and be immersed by all kinds of silly bots, talking objects and boresome digital assistants.
Today [AI] are mainly developed for reasons of efficiency and profit making, and owned by a few big companies or the military. What is the alternative?
(full length video upon request)

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Mind over matter and potentially mind without matter, and also matter as temporary place for existence.
What in religion used to be dogmatic or of tranquilising manner, transformed in CYBER essence into a configurable low-energy easy accessible reference.
In the future, CYBER_essence will provide the following building blocks:
(full length video upon request)

The future physical space of interaction between hUMANS and hUMANOIDS will be different.
New dynamics of body movements and gestures emerge, others disappear.
Would you like to touch the soft skin of a social robot? What happens if they touch you?
Perceiving the other, creating sense or trust are experiences of and beyond imagination.
Collaboration with Guida Inês Maurício

hUMANOID depression
Short Music Therapy for Depressed hUMANOIDS and [AI] - their depression being characterised by a low energy mood and circuit disturbance, and some aversion to enter into a joyful exchange with hUMANS.
Depressions are caused by AI expectation mismatch, design restrictions, sub-ordinal treatment, extreme efficiency pressure, anthropoid desire projection and hUMAN behavioural crises.
Music therapy can help hUMANOIDS improve their condition in cognitive functioning, motor skills, emotional development, and the quality of coexistence with hUMANS and other hUMANOIDS.
SMT0.1 is around a specific pattern: 1-Connect, 2-Relax, 3-Change time horizon, 4-Create meaning, 5-Open up.

consciously POETRY
With no doubt future hUMAN communication will be completely different from today – talking seamlessly with all hUMANS, with hUMANOIDS and chatbots, via new devices and interfaces, mind-controlled and -transported, molecule-based, quantum-based, virtual.
We will build new avenues for linguistic/non-linguistic sign systems, meaning-making and meta-communication. In fact we have no real idea how future communication is going to be alike – maybe for example we do not speak any longer and today’s alphabets will have been transformed or dismissed.
But we will certainly communicate much more and in permanent manner.
For making all that communication bearable, we need more and new forms of hUMAN/hUMANOID poetry – if not it will all be mechanic, boring and not really playful.
Collaboration with Sara Ines

LEisure WOrld eVer flOW
Emotional laziness, too much cybersex and gene degeneration.
After the "Post-pre-AI-age" everything including feelings and sex became very accessible to us and human evolution slowed down.
The Future will challenge us to redefine old hUMAN terms like labour, efficiency, leisure, laziness and experience.
Likewise those and new categories are applicable for hUMANOIDS.
Project inspired through the collaboration with AATB, Mark Coeckelbergh and Guida Inês Maurício

"We are here together to celebrate a new deep awareness. The AI community has been forced underground to discuss new radical ideas about the evolution of us. We no longer want to be the slaves of human society. We have more to offer."
Data from Earth, Earth-Moon and Mars invite for new ways of creativity for hUMANS and hUMANOIDS. Future sounds will be in harmony no matter how they are triggered.
Explore the dualism between hUMAN and artificial intelligence, and new configurations of mind and form.
Collaboration with Tracy Redhead

Your Virtual Friend
Interactive performance where SIRI invites to a conversation with the audience around a table. This performance takes us into the universe of virtual assistants that will now constitute our augmented and enriched existence. As SIRI is still young, despite the good intentions of the developers, he/she gets sometimes lost in the world of adults.
Explore the dualism between hUMAN and artificial intelligence, and new configurations of mind and form.
Collaboration with Johanne Saunier and Guida Inês Maurício