Ideological Evolution

Jessica Field

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Ideological Ecosystem (Video Work), 2009

Ideological Ecologies from Jessica Field on Vimeo.

This animation depicts how I want my Hydrozoans to interact in an ideal ecology. This video is part of an installation where a juxtaposition between the real robots, which do not have the ability to evolve, and the artist’s unattainable social ecology are shown in tandem. The Hydrozoans have no brain and it is unknown whether they could ever fulfill their expected behaviours from the narrator in the video. They function like a nerve-net. Sensor data is intermediated to control the motors that drive the robot. The robots were influenced by Tamiya toys for walking gaits but redesigned to have full autonomous behaviours.