Design your BuddyCreative project Factory
If you could create a three-dimensional Buddy for yourself, what would it look like? Is your Buddy more human or more machine? What characteristics does a Buddy need? And what might the perfect Buddy look like?
Instructions for making it yourself
You will need
- old newspapers / magazines
Step 1: Collage
Find pictures of bodies, machines, vehicles, technology and electronics and cut or print them out. Use them to create your Buddy as a human-machine figure. Add body parts that Buddy is missing by drawing or painting them.
Try it out
Can you build Buddy in three dimensions? What materials are used to make a robot or a human-machine hybrid?
THINK ABOUT IT
What human body parts or senses can be replaced by technology? Is technology always a superpower?
You will need
- Recycled materials such as cardboard, toilet paper rolls, corks, packaging, yogurt lids, old Lego figures, or similar items
- Wire, sticky tape or glue
- Play-doh or other materials to mold something into shape
Basically: whatever you like and can use.
Step 2: Materials
Look around your home and collect materials: many things get thrown away even though you can still build something out of them. You might find some interesting packaging material like shiny yogurt lids or broken toys or old screws.
Walk through the exhibition spaces and look for artwork that also resembles robots or human-machine hybrids. Look at what materials the artists use for their works.
Step 3: Build
Use wire, sticky tape, glue, Play-doh or similar to join the materials together to create your Buddy for Xen.
And we are very curious about the result: feel free to send us a picture if you like. The best way to do this is via social media and the hashtag #MBFutureBuddys.
TALK ABOUT IT
Can machines and robots replace humans?
Do robot buddies already exist today? Do you know of any technologies that we talk to or that help us in our everyday lives?