…QR codes (or something somewhat similar) are placed on a factory floor in a grid solely to aid robots, there is nothing here for us humans to use. And yet the passage of the robots create a pattern, tracks from the wheels and circles where the robots turn and turn and turn. This is computer vision spilling out into the real world. It’s been there for a while now, bar codes have been around for years, but we can expect to see more of it. The testing and slow introduction of computer driven cars will most likely see special markings on roads & signs giving the cars instructions. All throughout shops, malls, streets and cities markings for machines are appearing. The first part of NA I’ve been paying attention to has been the examples of this spilling out, the bits of the city not meant for us. The second part of NA I paid attention to was what happened when artists began to deconstruct and respond to that encroachment, how can designing for robots influence our own design?
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