Adam Ben-Dror and Shanshan Zhou (ZA & NZ, CN & NZ)
Pinokio is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Customised computer code and electronic circuit design imbues Pinokio with the ability to be aware of its environment — especially people — and to expresses a dynamic range of behaviour.
As it negotiates its world, we the human audience can see that Pinokio shares many traits possessed by animals, generating a range of emotional sympathies.
Adam Ben-Dror was born in South Africa and is currently living in New Zealand, where he is studying Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts while working at the multidisciplinary design studio Alt Group.
Shanshan Zhou was born in China and is currently working as a freelance designer in Wellington, New Zealand.pinokio-lamp.com @adambendror @shanshan_z