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WallBots: interactive wall-crawling robots in the hands of public artists and political activists

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WallBots: interactive wall-crawling robots in the hands of public artists and political activists
Street art and political activism have a rich history of shaping urban landscapes. Our work explores the processes by which public artists and political activists contribute to public spaces, introducing opportunities for HCI researchers to engage with the people who shape the aesthetic feel of our cities. We present WallBotsautonomous, wall-crawling robots as a research probe for public expression across a wide range of surfaces and hardto-reach places, including bus stops, whiteboards, streetpoles, trashcans, moving vehicles and building walls. We evaluate WallBots as a low-cost DIY authoring tool for public artists and activists. Our study of six individuals who extensively contribute to public spaces offers insights into the materials and practices behind grassroots public expression. We then leverage feedback from participants, among them a graffiti artist, light painter, political activists, and street musician, to evaluate interaction techniques for manipulating WallBots as a m...
Stacey Kuznetsov, Eric Paulos, Mark D. Gross
Added 05 Dec 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ACMDIS
Authors Stacey Kuznetsov, Eric Paulos, Mark D. Gross
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