Being One, Being Many

Christian Kroos, Damith Herath

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Abstract

If the current development of robotics indicates its future, we will be soon able to create robots that are exactly identical, intentional agents — at least as far as their software is concerned. This raises questions about identity as sameness and identity in the sense of individuality/subjectivity. How will we treat a robotic agent that is precisely the same as multiple others once it left its inanimate appearance behind and by its intentionality claims to be individual and subjective? In this chapter we show how these issues emerged in the implementation of the artwork ‘The Swarming Heads’ by Stelarc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobots and Art - Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis
EditorsDamith Herath, Christian Kroos, Stelarc
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages191-209
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789811003219
ISBN (Print)9789811003196
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameCognitive Science and Technology
PublisherSpringer Singapore
ISSN (Print)2195-3988

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Kroos, C., & Herath, D. (2016). Being One, Being Many. In D. Herath, C. Kroos, & S. (Eds.), Robots and Art - Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis (pp. 191-209). (Cognitive Science and Technology). Singapore: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0321-9_10