Foreword Mateo Kries, Vitra Design Museum 5
Foreword Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, MAK
- Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art 6
Foreword Katrien Laporte, Design museum Gent 7
Foreword Hortênsia Volckers, Alexander Farenholtz, German Federal Cultural Foundation 8
Foreword Ulrich Spiesshofer, ABB 9
The Search for Questions
Amelie Klein 10
Science and Fiction 18
Through the Looking Glass, Down the Rabbit Hole: A Matter of Trust
Marlies Wirth 20
Have you ever met a robot?
What was your first experience with a robot?
Do we really need robots?
Are robots our friends or our enemies?
Do you trust robots?
Programmed to Work 106
Robots, Kilobots, Nanobots 108
Could a robot do your job?
Do you want to become a producer yourself?
Friend and Helper 138
My Elegant Robot Freedom
Bruce Sterling 140
hitchBOT: the Robots Guide to Humanity
Fredo De Smet in conversation with Frauke Zeller and David Harris Smith 148
Envisioning What It Means to Be Human
Thomas Geisler in conversation with Fiona Raby and Anthony Dunne 158
How much do you want to rely on smart helpers?
How do you feel about objects having feelings?
Do you believe in the death and rebirth of things?
Do you want a robot to take care of you?
Becoming One 224
A Robot for Living in
Carlo Ratti with Daniele Belleri 226
Becoming-World Together: On the Crisis of Human
Rosi Braidotti 238
Christoph Engemann and Paul Feigelfeld 252
Would you live in a robot?
Do you want to become better than nature intended?
Are robots advancing evolution?