Project: Jeremijenko provides one example of jobs that robots do that are hazardous to people by creating robots that sniff out contaminated sites. Create a cartoon or animation in which a fantasy robot performs a heroic act of environmental remediation after an environmental disaster.

Research / Discussion: Andy Gracie does not idealize the communication potential between natural and technological systems. Nonetheless, there is extensive research being conducted in this area. Which of the two following possibilities do you believe is most likely to generate productive communication between non-human organisms and non-organic electro-mechanical elements? Provide evidence to support your thesis.

-Non-human living organisms learn and/or evolve to master digital communications.

-Digital communication technologies master non-human forms of communication.

  • Friday, 14 September 2012