An exhibition of the MAK, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Design museum GentHello, Robot: Design between Human and Machine will take a look at how robotics is entering our everyday lives and show the decisive role played by design. A broad range
of exhibits will illustrate the areas where we are already encountering robots today and where we are likely to see them in
the near future: in industry, the military, in our day-to-day environments; in children’s bedrooms and old-age homes; in our
bodies and in the cloud; while shopping and having sex; in computer games and, of course, in film and literature. The show
will elucidate our—often ambivalent—relationship to new technologies and examine the opportunities and challenges we face
both as individuals and as a society as a result.Curators VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Amelie Klein, Vitra Design Museum, Marlies Wirth, MAK
ExhibitionVienna Biennale 2017
Design between Human and Machine
Wed, 21.06.2017–Sun, 01.10.2017
MAK Exhibition Hall
Curators HELLO, ROBOT (Cooperation): Amelie Klein, Vitra Design Museum; Thomas Geisler, Marlies Wirth, MAK Wien; Fredo de Smet, Design museum Gent (Consultant)
The curators were supported by an international team of advisors which includes such luminaries as Sci-Fi author Bruce Sterling,
design researcher Gesche Joost, Turin architect and head of the MIT Senseable City Lab Carlo Ratti, media art specialist Sabine
Himmelsbach, and cultural and media studies scholar Paul Feigelfeld.
A co-operation between the Vitra Design Museum, the MAK Vienna and the Design museum Gent.
Participating Artists (selection)
Woody Allen, Archigram, Asmbld, automato.farm, Hanna Barbera, Philip Beesley, Wafaa Bilal, Francis Bitonti, Björk, Julius
Breitenstein, Bureau d'études, Sander Burger, Edward Burtynsky, Dan Chen, Jan De Coster, Douglas Coupland, CurVoxels, Daft
Punk, Disney/Pixar Animation Studios, Dunne & Raby, ECAL, Tal Erez, Flower Robotics, Vincent Fournier, Yves Gellie, Gramazio
Research/ETH Zurich, Kevin Grennan, Vicente Guallart, Susanna Hertrich, Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Zan-Lun Huang, Ted Hunt/Luke
Sturgeon/Hiroki Yokoyama, ICD University of Stuttgart, Interactive Architecture Lab, Alfredo Jaar, Spike Jonze, Joris Laarman
Lab, Floris Kaayk, Friedrich Kiesler, Elizabeth King/Richard Kizu-Blaire, Dirk Vander Kooij, Kraftwerk, KRAM/WEISSHAAR, Stanley
Kubrick, George Lucas, Greg Lynn, Keiichi Matsuda, MIT Senseable City Lab, Shawn Maximo, Moth Collective, NASA, Next Nature
Network, Christoph Niemann, Tatsuya Matsui, Johanna Ruben Pater/Gonçalo F Cardoso, Johanna Pichlbauer/Mia Meusburger, Eric
Pickersgill, Joseph Popper, Gerard Ralló, Carlo Ratti, Alexander Reben, robotlab, Rafaël Rozendaal, Philipp Schmitt/Stephan
Bogner/Jonas Voigt, Takanori Shibata, Masamune Shirow, Hajime Sorayama, Ismael Soto, Bruce Sterling/Sheldon Brown, Superflux,
Jacques Tati, Kibwe Tavares, Osamu Tezuka, UCL, Anouk Wipprecht, und viele andere.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.