The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London.
Architectural photography in the Tate Modern Tanks, of Ruairi Glynn’s Fearful Symmetry interactive installation.
From Ruairi’s website:
“What part of us, willingly projects life into things that in all common sense are not alive? In objects of all shapes and sizes, even the faintest expressions of purposeful behaviour can irresistibly bring them to life in the eye of the observer. In a world increasingly inhabited by artificially intelligent systems, contextually aware gadgets, sensory spaces and robotic agency, will our sense of our built environment as inert and lifeless change to one rich in synthetic personalities, and forms of artificial life? Bringing together Psychology research of the perception of animism, with Puppetry techniques, Interaction Design and Robotics – in 2012 an interactive installation titled “Fearful Symmetry” was exhibited at The Tanks gallery at Tate Modern exploring these ideas.”
A team of designers and consultants contributed to the project (also from Ruairi’s site):
Robotics – Vahid Aminzadeh (KCL) & Alex Zivanovic (Middx Uni)
Computer Vision – Paul Ferragut & George Profenza (UCL)
Mechanical Engineering – Neil (Spike) Melton (Middx Uni)
Sound Design – Emmett Glynn & Sam Conran
Light Engineering – Lianka Papakammenou (UCL)
Photography – Simon Kennedy
Puppetry Consultant – Ronnie Le Drew
Graphic Design – Amy Lewis
Filming – Ronan Glynn
Communication – Ollie Palmer (UCL) & Diony Kypraiou (UCL)
Fabrication Assistant – Djorn Fevrier
Thanks also Ryan Mehanna, Frank Glynn, Stephen Gage, and Ranulph Glanville
(Architectural photography completed over 1.5 days, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
001 Constructing the robot in a north London warehouse
002 The team working on the robot
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