UPDATE: This has been postponed due to some damage to the robot’s workings during transit. Check in with Charlotte about when the event might happen – in the meantime, I’m sure flowers, grapes and lucozade would be gratefully received by the poorly robot c/o the Sidekick Studios gang.
On Friday 21st August from 9am Charlotte and Alex atSidekick Studios are inviting the Tuttle crowd (old and new) to breakfast with a robot before they head off to the ICA.
The Voicebot is “a robot installation which gives young people a playful and powerful way to have a direct voice in the House of Parliament. Produced for vinspired, the national youth volunteering service, young people will be invited online to tell MPs what they care about. The Voicebot – a letter writing robotic arm which is connected to the internet – will then write out the messages in the real world, in Westminster, creating an open and direct channel of communication between Britain’s youth and politicians.
The project explores how the physical internet can be used to re-connect the public with those who govern us, creating new ways for people to be heard, and tackling problems like democratic deficit. “
There’ll be a live demo of the robot in action at Sidekick Studios, who would love people to come down, check it out, and spread the word that a new robot is in town, and it takes no prisoners.
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