Affinity to Artefacts: Humans' Perception of Movement in Technological Objects
machine art and human-robot interaction
I will present the result of my research on how movement of technological artefacts affects the way humans relate to them. The investigations were completed in a PhD thesis at Queen Mary University of London in 2018. I will present my artistic background, initial observations on the topic emanating from showing a technologically modified hairbrush, related work from the fields of arts and science, with a focus on machine art and human-robot interaction, the methodology and conclusions drawn from the research.
1975* VS-Villingen. Since 1998 Olsen is working as a freelance artist, giving workshops and lectures. He studied media arts at the HdK Zurich and Bellas Artes at the Universidad Barcelona. He concluded a PhD with the 'Affinity to Artefacts: Humans' Perception of Movement in Technological Objects' in Media Arts and Technology at Queen Mary, University of London. Founding member and board member of the non-profit art association Global Forest e.V.. Olsen lives and works in St. Georgen im Schwarzwald.