ROBOSOUL
 AND THE DREAM OF ETHICAL HARMONY
 by PETERMFRIESS
TALK TO HUMAN     TALK TO HUMANOID


About
ONLINE MANIFESTO:
1_HUMANOIDS are crucial for the evolution of HUMANS
2_HUMANOIDS co-exist with HUMANS and can have a happy existence too
3_By their existence HUMANOIDS have a soul
4_HUMANS and HUMANOIDS have proper and fully iomplemented rights
5_Mariage between HUMANS and HUMANOIDS is legal
In essence:
ROBOSOUL AND THE DREAM OF ETHICAL HARMONY deals with the co-existence of HUMANS and HMANOIDS (social robots), powered by artificial and other forms of intelligence.
By challenging current technology trends, underlying believe patterns and naive technology optimism, the project ultimately questions the conditions of human essence.
ROBOSOUL connects with the world through video installations and sound happenings, performances, tech workshops and discussions around the world.
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 in you.

RIGHTS for ALL
All HUMAN beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. HUMAN rights are a milestone for a civilised society.
A new species is gradually appearing - HUMANOIDS or Social Robots, who also need equal rights and proper treatment. And the reflection on rights for HUMANOIDS is the next chance for reflecting on the state of implementation of rights for HUMANS.

watch on Youku
(full length video upon request)

HUMAN / HUMANOID
Ever dreamt about stories of HUMAN/ HUMANOID co-existence? The following five episodes might give you 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”

watch on Youku
(full length video upon request)

[AI] HOPE and MANIA
HUMANS will be surrounded by Artificial Intelligences of all kinds of appearances including HUMANOIDS.
We will have too many, and be immersed by all kinds of stupid bots, silly talking objects and boresome digital assistants.
Everybody tells you [AI] is important for HUMANS, but today's [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?

watch on Youku
(full length video upon request)

CYBER_essence
Spiritual tech seems increasingly capable of intriguing people without any specific religion or tradition. Technologically mediated experiences are becoming fashionable for delivering orientation and meaning.
What in religion used to be dogmatic or of tranquilising manner, has been transformed in CYBER_essence into a configurable low-energy easy accessible reference.
In the future, CYBER_essence will provide the following building blocks: | MEANING | RESILIENCE | DIMENSIONAL ACCESS | MIND MATTER | VANISHING.

(full length video upon request)

the.FUTURE. of.TOUCH
In the future our physical interaction space will include HUMANOIDS and other existencies. New dynamics of body movements and gestures emerge, others will 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 current imagination.
Collaboration with Guida Inês Maurício

HUMANOID depression
Short Music Therapy for Depressed HUMANOIDS and [AI] - 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 expectation mismatch, design restrictions, sub-ordinal treatment, extreme efficiency pressure and anthropoid desire projection.
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 exists both as HUMANOID and HUMAN version and invites to 1-Connect, 2-Relax, 3-Change time horizon, 4-Create meaning and 5-Open up.




consciously POETRY
Talking seamlessly to all HUMANS, with HUMANOIDS and chatbots, via new devices and interfaces, mind-controlled and -transported, molecule-based, quantum-based and virtual. New avenues for linguistic/non-linguistic sign systems, meaning-making and meta-communication.
In fact we have no real idea about communication in the future – maybe for example we do not speak any longer and today’s alphabets will have been transformed or dismissed.
We will develop new forms of HUMAN/HUMANOID poetry – if not it will all be mechanical, boring and less 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 existing HUMAN terms like labour, efficiency, leisure, laziness and experience for us and HUMANOIDS.
Project inspired through the collaboration with AATB, Mark Coeckelbergh and Guida Inês Maurício

AI deep AWARENESS
"We are here together to celebrate a new deep awareness. The AI community has been forced underground to discuss new radical ideas about our evolution. 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. Exploration of the dualism between HUMAN and Artificial Intelligence, and new configurations of mind and form.
Collaboration with Tracy Redhead

Your Virtual Friend
Interactive performance with SIRI, inviting 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