Echo Nui & Matt Watkins
Do we attach feeling to an autonomous agent if it contains a little bit of ourselves? You breathe life into PuffBot and it copies your bio rhythms. PuffBot attempts to capture the ineffable qualities of fungal life. The tiny reflexes of movement that propel new life into the environment. The action of breathe made visible.
Puffbot is built from organic material made from coconut.
Puffbot is an exploration of emotion and materials. Can we create objects and relationships to them that can be considered truly psychotropic?
You can see the video of the process here: https://vimeo.com/309515804