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ORDFØRER was developed for the final Human Computer Experience Studio project as a part of the University of Sydney Bachelor of Design Computing 2014.
This âCreative Robotâ produces itsâ interpretation of facial profiles deriving from human interaction.
It was included as part of the University of Sydney Design Lab graduate exhibition - Tin Sheds Gallery.
ORDFØRER begins by drawing a vertical straight line, it then re-draws this line with some sort of mutation.
At some point a human face profile will be scanned, so the robot will begin to alter its line drawing to ultimately draw this scanned profile.
Essentially the robot must decide how to continually re-draw one profile, through incremental changes until it morphs into the next face profile, thus the robot must seemingly evaluate each profile it draws to check whether it have become closer or further away from its target profile.
This process will work continuously.
This creative robot also poses the concept of creative agency.
If it is capable of evaluating its own work, does this mean it is improving on the previous iteration?
Human interaction triggers the event, whilst the robot tries to interpret the missing links between our iterations.
The result is thus an evaluative, iterative process whereby we are presented with the evolution between two people.
The word ORDFØRER derives from the Danish word for spokesperson.
The name was settled upon as we believed the robot acted as a representative for how creative robots question the possibility of their own automated creativity.
It also acts as an agent which represents us as designers and how we continually change, evolve and iterate in order to improve.