• Intelligent Machinery Exhibition

    Intelligent Machinery Exhibition

    This exhibition and events programme critically explores robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and bio-computation through a series of installations and robotic artworks.

  • Virtual Tour of Our Friends Electric exhibition

    Virtual Tour of Our Friends Electric exhibition

    HARR1 and the Antisocial Swarm Robots are on show at QUAD Derby until September 10th. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, or if it’s a little far to travel, you can explore the Our Friends Electric exhibition virtually right now:

  • DF2016 – HARR1 and Sequence VR in Brussels

    DF2016 – HARR1 and Sequence VR in Brussels

    June 21st, The Egg, Brussels, Belgium. “The Digital Festival, an initiative of Forum Europe and its partners, is designed to provide a space in the EU capital where the impact and potential of digital technologies can be both challenged and better understood. The possibilities that digital offers up are limitless and often profound. Unleashing this…

  • My Robot Companion at NESTA’s FutureFest

    FutureFest is Nesta’s weekend festival of radical ideas, compelling talks, and immersive experiences to inspire, excite and challenge perceptions of the future. The most recent festival took place in March 2015 in London. My Robot Companion was on show with its “familiar head”.  This video gives a taste of what occurred during the event, including…

  • My Robot Companion on BBC 4 Tech (Arabic)

    Alex May and Anna Dumitriu were interviewed for BBC Arabic’s flagship technology program 4 Tech about their ongoing collaborative art project My Robot Companion. The segment starts about 7 minutes in and lasts for about 6 minutes.

  • New Exhibitions in 2015

    New Exhibitions in 2015

    Two new exhibition dates: A new version of “Super-Organism” (above) has been commissioned by the Eden Project in Cornwall to feature in their new “Invisible You. The Human Microbiome” permanent exhibition that will be open from April 27th. The ever uncanny and ethically challenging “My Robot Companion: Familiar” (right) – last exhibited in this form at the V&A in…

  • Four Current Exhibitions

    Four Current Exhibitions

    With various exhibitions coinciding, Alex is showing work in four shows simultaneously on November 8th, 2014. “Room 40” is a new video sculpture created for the Networked Bodies event and exhibition at Watermans in London (7th-9th November) “The Institute of Unnecessary Research Meets The Egyptian Bioart Club” is on show at  House 31 in Dubai’s Al Fahidi Cultural Quarter…

  • Upcoming events for October and November 2014

    On October 28th Alex will be giving a talk at The Lightbox in Woking about his art practice and the challenges of creating and preserving digital art.  Book a place here. The talk coincides with the ongoing exhibition at The Lightbox that features ‘Shadows of Light‘, which will be on show until the end of October.…

  • My Robot Companion on BBC World Service Click

    HARR1, Anna Dumitriu, and Alex May are featured on BBC World Service Click’s coverage of the Brighton Digital Festival. You can listen to the program here.

  • HARR1 at Fabrica for Brighton Digital Festival 2014

    An Afternoon with HARR1: a Brighton Digital Festival conversation event took place at Fabrica  on the 3rd of September 2014. Hosted by Lorenza Ippolito, in conversation with artists Alex May and Anna Dumitriu, visitors were introduced to, and interacted with, HARR1 (Humanoid Art Research Robot 1) and held a lively discussion covering a wide range of topics including robot carers…

  • An afternoon with HARR1

    Now in its third year, the Brighton Digital Festival conversation event aimed at older audiences will look at the world of robotics and consider what the future might hold for us. How would you feel about a robot caring for you? How do you imagine a future where your relatives would be cared for by robots?…

  • “My Robot Companion” talk at Waag Society, Amsterdam

    I’m going to be giving a short talk about the “My Robot Companion” project at the Waag Society in Amsterdam on January 31st: Politics, Ethics, Power and Propaganda – An ‘ICT and Art Connect’ Event by Waag Society. “This special evening of short talks, discussions and networking brings together artists, scientists and technologists to investigate…

  • My New Robot Companion at Bletchley Park

    My New Robot Companion at Bletchley Park

    November 9th and 10th, 2013 As an additional event to the Intuition and Ingenuity exhibition taking place at Hut 12 in Bletchley Park, HARR1 (Humanoid Art Research Robot 1) was exhibited alongside research robots from the University of Hertfordshire in the Bletchley Park mansion library. Visitors were invited to “meet” the robots and the researchers…

  • My New Robot Companion: HARR1 at Watermans

    The latest incarnation of the “My New Robot Companion” project is now on show at Watermans in Kew, London until the 23rd of October. Normally, robots do not move unless they are performing a task, HARR1 (Humanoid Art Research Robot 1) is designed to fidget and move almost continuously, more like humans do. Also HARR1…