Reaction to Hammer Museum Artwork

A visit to the Hammer Museum was a great experience. I personally do not usually make trips to museums on a regular basis but I am very glad I did so this time. I was able to observe a lot of artwork by different people with different perspectives/views and that was very inspiring and interesting.

My favorite artwork at the Hammer Museum was the Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s Gamelatron Sanctuary. His artwork was an immersive sonic five-part installation using modern robotics to create traditional Indonesian gamelan percussion-based ensemble music orchestration.

When I first ran into this project, I automatically found it relaxing and calming me. Also, the set-up of this project was very well though, being placed where there was the sunlight shedding inside through the large window wall with the city view and trees being visible, very live, a great meditating combination. Here is a video of the Gamelatron Sancturary at the Hammer Museum, source found on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/xOHgCqJtxJE                                       

 

(Photo of me in front of the Gamelatron Sanctuary)

The connection I found in this artwork with our class is that this artist created a place or a sanctuary of meditation with five modern robots which have been designed to play and produce music with collaboration with each other. I found these futuristic modern robots which were pierces of art in resemblance to real human beings who are playing pieces of music in line with each other at an orchestra.

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What became fascinating to me about these robots was to predict how futuristic robots will be so human-abled and knowledgable. The fact that these robots were able to play and produce music portrays how futuristic robots will potentially be able to do most likely anything that humans could do.

This reminds of Mona Chatrizeh’s project about the future robot doctors and how our physicians of the future could be computerized robots which could provide medical assistance to humans like any other human physician. Although very hard to imagine that in reality, I was able to find the music-playing robots in collaboration with this, being capable of playing music.

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Citations

Cooney, Michael. "Your robot doctor overlords will see you now." Network World. Network World, 19 Oct. 2016. Web. 17 June 2017. <http://www.networkworld.com/article/3131976/careers/gartner-your-robot-doctor-overlords-will-see-you-now.html>.

Gamelatron. "Gamelatron Bunganya Dewa at the Hammer Museum." YouTube. Gamelatron, 06 June 2017. Web. 10 June 2017. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOHgCqJtxJE