IRL 2011: In Real Life is an interdisciplinary dialogue between artists, scientists, engineers, socio-political activists, hackers and others pushing beyond the typical, stereotyped or engineered boundaries and limits to lifestyles, technologies, practices and systems to explore what is possible today. An exhibition and conference presented by the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art.

Conference and Exhibition July 15th

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IRL Article in Irish Times

IRL Article in Irish Times

CÍAN NIHILL A WELL-fluffed pillow under a blanket is about as close as most of us have come to turning an inanimate object into something others might believe to be a real person. Dr Henrik Scharfe, however, has something a little more convincing – a robot, known as a geminoid, designed to look exactly like...
Andrew Cooper: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Andrew Cooper: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Joseph Paul Jernigan was put to death by lethal injection on August 5th, 1993 after twelve years on death row, for the murder of a 75 year old man during a robbery. “Apparently, after talking with a priest, he decided to donate his remains to science, although the motives are still unclear.
The Geminoid project

The Geminoid project

The first geminoid, HI-1, was created in 2005 by Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro of ATR and the Tokyo-based firm, Kokoro. A geminoid is an android, designed to look exactly as its master, and is controlled through a computer system that replicates the facial movements of the operator in the robot. In the spring of 2010, a...
IRL 2011

IRL 2011

Emma Dwyer and Ciara McMahon: Chimera K Bear Koss: TransEverythingism: Anticipating and Participating in an Increasing Plasticity of Identity Chi-Sui Wang: In Between the Virtual Past and Actual Present John Carter McKNight: So More More Than Something Vulgar: Social Construction of Breast Enhancement in Second Life John Carter McKNight: Submission Set Free: Gamified Bondage and...