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Behind the Scenes at the Spring Edition of the Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2015

Meet the DoodleBot, Tech-Art’s Artist 2.0 upgrade

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be visiting Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore and stumbled across the Doodlebot. This project was created and designed as the final year project by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Diploma in Automation and Mechatronics System students.

I immediately thought that this would be a fun and engaging project that would complement the Affordable Art Fair and submitted it into their Special Projects program. I felt that this unique robot could help to demystify the world of mechanics by interacting with artworks that were both vibrant and approachable. The obvious choice was to pair the artwork of the American pop artist Burton Morris and invite the DoodleBot to emulate his artwork.

I hope that this piece opens up discussion and dialogue about what it means to be an artist, especially so today when multiple new media are now available for artists to use. I would also like people to question art itself, are we “programmed” to appreciate art or is this something that comes naturally? If this is the case then surely art is for everyone, even robots!

Here are some exclusive images of the DoodleBot being installed for the upcoming Affordable Art Fair, Spring Edition 2015.

Curated by Saskia Joosse

Artwork from Burton Morris from Pop and Contemporary Fine Art.

*Photo Captions*

Affordable Art Fair 2015 entrance

Entrance of the Fair

 

Setting up of the DoodleBot

Setting up of the DoodleBot

Closeup of the DoodleBot - Unfortunately the DoodleBot cannot “actually” draw but has been pre-programmed by the students to emulate artwork from the American pop artists, Burton Morris.

Closeup of the DoodleBot – Unfortunately the DoodleBot cannot “actually” draw but has been pre-programmed by the students to emulate artwork from the American pop artists, Burton Morris.

 

So how does the DoodleBot work?
Users can log onto to the DoodleBot’s private local Wifi and select one of the programmed designs. The DoodleBot picks up the stylus and creates its masterpiece.

Bored of the sketch or want to see a new one?
The DoodleBot will simply wipe the slate clean and draw a new masterpiece.

DoodleBot in the midst of drawing The Doodle Board allows the robot to constantly create without wasting paper and makes one truly deliberate about the ephemeral nature of the artwork.

DoodleBot in the midst of drawing
The Doodle Board allows the robot to constantly create without wasting paper and makes one truly deliberate about the ephemeral nature of the artwork.

 

Finalized drawing created by the DoodleBot

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Venue:
F1 Pit Building
No.1 Republic Boulevard
Singapore
Opening times:
Public Days:
Friday, 17 April 12 – 6 pm
Saturday, 18 April 11 – 8 pm
Sunday, 19 April 11 – 6 pm
AAFter Glow Special event:
Friday, 17 April 6 – 10 pm

**Full time students with valid student pass and senior citizens aged 60 and above are asked to present identification upon purchase of ticket.

Admission:
Advance Ticket Price
(Online)
SG$
(Ticketing fees apply)
Door Price
SG$
(Ticketing fees apply)
Single entry ticket
(Public Days)
$12 $15
AAFter Glow (Friday Evening) $20 $25
Group package (4 adults) $40 $50
Concession* $8
Children Under 16** Free Entry Free Entry

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About Saskia Joosse (11 Articles)
Self confessed art addict, Saskia Joosse started to deal art in order to fund her art addiction which eventually to the opening of her gallery, Pop and Contemporary Fine Art. Given her passion for art, Saskia helps to infect everyone she meets with that same boundless enthusiasm.
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