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Author Archives: Eliot Daughtry

The Robot Taxonomy Project

The Robot Taxonomy Project

The Robot Taxonomy Project attempts to reconcile the differences between actual and imagined robotics and how they are represented. It is a project of the Robot Identification Institute, itself a subsidiary of the Uncanny Valley Authority.

The Robot Taxonomy Project debuted at 21 Grand in Oakland California in 2009 with interactive web terminals and chalkboards in the space to encourage additions to the taxonomy, kept as an online database.

The installation featured stylized, detailed CNC carvings of robot types in addition to the chalkboards and terminals.

Elsewhere Public Works Agency

Elsewhere Public Works Agency

As part of a larger alternate reality game, I designed a website that emulated an early ’90’s BBS system. In order to interact with the system, players had to enter arcane commands that were even stranger than what bulletin boards required. I created a “typewriter” effect that emulated the action of a modem dialup.

The Elsewhere Public Works Agency website was active from 2008-2012. The archive is available at: http://web.archive.org/web/20120725234523/http://elsewherepublicworks.com/

The project is now documented by a film that went to the Sundance Festival in 2013.