Embarrassed Robots

Park, Soomi. 2019. Embarrassed Robots. In: "Future Cross Boundaries", Taiwan Design Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China, 22 January - 14 April 2019. [Show/Exhibition]

Item Type:

Show/Exhibition
Creators: Park, Soomi
Abstract or Description:

The film of the Embarrassed Robot project has been featured in an exhibition entitled Future Cross Boundaries.

The exhibition description is as followed:

"The value of design has been in Taiwan for nearly 70 years, from the early stage of making attractive appearances of products, to the middle stage of introducing of human factors engineering and user experience, and the recent stage of out of the fields of products and businesses, and began using systematically integrative thinking to re-examine the environment in which we live and the mode of social operation, "Design" has always existed for the pursuit of a better future! In the process of thinking about how to do a better future, "design" must also consider soft factors such as culture, environment, humanity, and cooperate with the economy, technology, manufacturing this kind of efficiency-oriented heavy industries, producing more solutions that fulfills the long-term interests of humanity and society.

In the August 2018, this exhibition was named the theme "Future Beyond Imagination" and first presented “Taiwan Design Expo 2018” at the Taichung Cultural and Creative Industries Park in Taichung, focusing on technology and manufacturing that emphasises the excellent cases importance of the integration and imagination between hard and soft power from foreign and domestic. The exhibition created an immense response with 331,731 visitors in 33 days. The exhibition now is transferred to theTaiwan Design Museum at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei, and renamed the theme to "Future Cross Boundaries". The exhibition now put "interdisciplinary" in the main topic from "Material Future", "Production Future" and "Life Future", gradually outlines the new situations created by the integration between soft and hard power, and finally the cases from "Interdisciplinary Future" allows audience to know that interdisciplinary integration can not only be applied in technology and manufacturing, but also integrate various professions in the public and government fields to create a better future for residents.

In addition to demonstrating the industrial strength of Taiwan, this exhibition is also expected to bring a visualisation of the future to the government, enterprises and the public - soft and hard, fantasy and reality, culture and ecoomy. These are seemingly opposite sides will no longer be opposite to each other but being partners which mutual supports for growing. Only the soft and hard power cooperation and interdisciplinary integration can build a better and sustainable future."

Keywords: group exhibition, speculative design, design fiction
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Design
Date range: 22 January - 14 April 2019
Related URL: https://www.paulgong.co.uk/Future-Cross-Boundaries
Event Location: Taiwan Design Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Item ID: 31392
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2022 12:47
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 12:47

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/31392

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