Robots

Robot of the day: January 21

The robots are, in general, fans of comic book art. The older, deeply analog stuff. They are fascinated by the concept of “superhero.” That a being could have abilities and powers (“upgrades and peripherals”) that can be both a blessing and a curse.

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Robot of the Day: January 20

I’ve fallen out of my regular cadence of drawing the robots. I went along on a hike with this one, and during a pause I asked if it wouldn’t mind standing still for just a minute. Using primarily the chisel bibs of my markers I sketched out a portrait as quickly as I could. Like stretching out limbs after a long roadtrip, it felt good to draw again, and a little awkward.

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Robot of the Day: I, robot.

A robot, in the moment. Sometimes they’ll stand around, motionless, for minutes at a time. I used to wonder if they’d experienced a software crash but the accelerating hum of their fans lets me know that they’re just doing some serious thinking…

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Robot of the Day: December 15

“I am feeling blue,” the robot announced, without any preamble. “Do you know how strange that is?” I asked. “First you’re claiming to feel an emotion, and describing it in terms of color. Wait a sec… is that my old iPod you’ve got?” Robot in blue… da ba dee.

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Robot of the Day: night lights and rain

“We are going out tonight,” the robot told me. “We will wander the streets and alleys. Gather for some ad-hoc networking. Enjoy the way the city lights diffuse and reflect in the rain and puddles. What are you going to do?” I thought a moment. “Stay home,” I said. “Read a book; draw pictures of you and your friends.