Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
internet, campus, robots, tasks, Facebook
The Internet is a relatively new phenomenon that has completely morphed the modern world. Living on a college campus, I almost never ﬁnd myself in a room without access to the Internet and social media. I, along with many others in my generation, spend hours per month mindlessly surﬁng the Internet and Facebook. With my project, I want to start a conversation on the topic of how the Internet has shaped our society and whether these changes are positive or negative. To do so, I have built an installation of three robots and a monitor. Each robot (see Figure 1) is interactive in the physical world through the use of an Arduino, sensors, motors, LCD screens and LEDs and the digital world through the use of Facebook where they can post photos of their surroundings, status updates or comments. I hope that by watching my robots mindlessly performing the same tasks that we do everyday, viewers will begin to ask the same questions proposed above.
Pere, Adam, "Unconscious Automatons on Facebook" (2013). Honors Theses and Student Projects. 716.