Humanizing Art & Technology

Fabian Kühfuß

Germany

Fabian Kühfuß

Germany

Biography

Kühfuß finished his academic studies of visual art in the new media art class by Ulrich Wegenast at the FKN in 2011. 2012 project grant by Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung. 2014 winner of the Media in Space Category at the 27th Stuttgarter Filmwinter. 2015-19 Studio Grant by the city of Stuttgart. Exhibitions (selection): Ars Electronica, EMAF, CYNETART, U14 Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, WKV, FILE Festival, WRO Bienale, Galerie Merkle, Kassler Dokumentarfilmfestival, ADAF, Kunststiftung Baden Württemberg, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Patchlab, B-Seite Festival, Fluctuating Images, University of Toronto, University of Viena.

 

ARTWORK

Nintendogs
Installation (Nintendo DS, microcontroller, stepper, aluminum frame, software)

Do robots dream of virtual puppies? Nintendogs is a gameboy game about training dogs. In addition, or more likely, about simulated leisure time with the virtual animals is an important part of the game. Nintendogs the installation ask: Will artificial empathy ever play a role? Does a virtual dog notice that he is being stroked by a robot? And can a virtual dog develop sympathies for this robot?

 

Link to artwork:

http://kuehfuss.com/index.php?id=80