Robot Presentations 2.0
Based on the three double-edged keywords evolution, faith and unity, that are constantly present in the context of what can be defined as spiritual development, these three conceptual presentations from 2010 uses the symbol of the humanoid robot as a way of investigating the relationship between technology, consciousness and the concept of the sacred. Planned to be printed either on canvas (200x100 cm) or rollup displays (205x85 cm). The idea is based on a quote from futurist Ray Kurzweil's book "The age of spiritual machines":
"Just being-experiencing, being conscious-is spiritual, and reflects the essence of spirituality. Machines, derived from human thinking and surpassing humans in their capacity for experience, will claim to be conscious, and thus to be spiritual...Twenty-first-century machines-based on the design of human thinking-will do as their human progenitors have done-going to real and virtual houses of worship, meditating, praying, and transcending-to connect with their spiritual dimension."
- Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual Machines, Penguin books, 1999, p. 153