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boredomresearch is a collaboration between British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith. The artists are internationally renowned for exploring an understanding of the natural world through the medium of computational technologies. Becoming intimately aware of the vulnerability of complex systems, including those which support human life on earth, they present a daring new vision for technological innovation, centred on reuniting the presently splintered domains of art, science and society. Their work considers our strategies for coping in a world increasingly destabilised by human activity.

Collaborating with world leading science institutions boredomresearch are challenging a broader concern over a tendency towards increasingly complex solutions to answer the dilemma of environmental crisis. The artists have worked in collaboration with several world leading European science institutions including: Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (Glasgow University, UK); Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (University of Oxford, UK) and Artificial Life Lab (Karl Franzens University, Graz Austria).

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boredomresearch: Robots in Distress

boredomresearch is a collaboration between British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith. The artists are internationally renowned for exploring an understanding of the natural world through the medium of computational technologies. Becoming intimately aware of the vulnerability of complex systems, including those which support human life on earth, they present a daring new vision for technological innovation, centred on reuniting the presently splintered domains of art, science and society. Their work considers our strategies for coping in a world increasingly destabilised by human activity.

In this exclusive interview they discuss their work and their current FEAT ‘Robots in Distress’ collaborative project .