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Escha Romain on Thu, 7 Dec 2006 19:39:00 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> [event] Mince Pies + Robot Dogs = The AIBO Salon, Dec 14, 6-7.30pm, De Montfort University, Leicester

The IOCT Salon

The IOCT Salon is a regular event that highlights practice and
practitioners in the digital arts. It takes place at the Institute of
Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Directions at http://www.ioctsalon.com/directions.htm

Admission is free, and members of the public are very welcome! It
would be very helpful if you could email us to let us know you are
coming ( info /at/ ioctsalon.com ), but just turning up on the night
is also fine.


Thurs 14th December 2006, 6.00pm - 7.30pm (coffee from 5.30pm)

The AIBO Salon

AIBO stands for Artificial Intelligence roBOt, but also means "love"
or "attachment" in Japanese, and is a robotic dog designed and
manufactured by Sony. At this Salon you will have the opportunity to
explore and play with one of the many AIBO robots living at the IOCT,
with help on hand from experts who have been using AIBOs extensively
in their research, writing and teaching. What kinds of stories do we
tell about robots, and what stories are they collecting about us?

Guests include:

- Sue Thomas, Professor of New Media, De Montfort University (
http://www.hum.dmu.ac.uk/~sthomas )
- Steve Grand, founder of Cyberlife Research Ltd. (
http://www.cyberlife-research.com ) and visiting Research Fellow at De
Montfort University
- Aladdin Ayesh, Senior Lecturer in AI and Robotics, De Montfort
University ( http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~aayesh/ )
- Cherie O'Connor, IOCT technician ( http://www.ioct.dmu.ac.uk )


- AIBO Wikipedia entry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIBO
- AIBO corporate site - http://www.sony.net/Products/aibo/
- AIBO community networking site - http://www.aibonet.com/


The IOCT Salon ( http://www.ioctsalon.com ) is managed by Chris
Joseph, Digital Writer in Residence at the Institute of Creative
Technologies, De Montfort University. This residency is funded by Arts
Council England: East Midlands.

For further information about the IOCT Salon please email Chris: info
/at/ ioctsalon.com . To be notified of future events please join the
mailing list on the Salon website.

The IOCT Salon is held at and staged by De Montfort University and the
Insitute of Creative Technologies, and is supported by Arts Council
England and the Literature Development Network.
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