Material Matters: Machine Agency and Performativity


This paper explores new forms of entanglement between human and nonhuman agents. In considering the performative potential of intelligent machine agents, we are interested in shifting the focus from representational issues to questions of agency and materiality. The investigation revolves around the authors’ robotic installation “Zwischenräume”.

Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2011), Istanbul, pages 14–21