“We are seemingly so different, yet we are all made of the same ‘stuff’.” One night I saw a robot looking out a window as it uttered this, apparently to no one in particular. Not willing to disturb the moment, I said nothing and moved on.
Part of the fun of tabling in an Artists’ Alley is the amazing creative energy that charges the very air. The robots had a neighbor called Ghost Cats (GhostCats.ca). This spurred a discussion amongst the robots about the nature of death and what it might mean for a robot to die. One criteria that popped up early in our discussions was that of loss of signal (LOS). Prior to catastrophic damage or failure, this LOS would prevent the transmission of data. Analogous to “brain death” in mammals.
After sharing my Moomin books with the robots, they became intrigued with Finland’s “crypto-fauna” and embarked on a journey there in search Moomintroll, et al. They recounted a harrowing tale of an encounter with a herd of electrically charged Hattifatteners.
Rose City Comic Con is next weekend! (September 7-9) Come visit the robots in Artist Alley— there will be loads of awesome local artists there! RoseCityComicCon.com