I couldn’t help but wonder what must be going through their mind as they sat there alone and in silence, eyes skyward. Mind adrift in an inky sea, studded with glittering stars.
Afloat in a Sea Of Simulation. Frames of data in transit, paging from other inputs.
Within a sensory void, lacking input, the robot’s brain began a process of readout. Chosen at random, sectors of memory were striped to a swap file, generating new patterns. These were saved for sharing later.
The robot wanted to talk so I sat down, took out a pen and immediately began recording the robot’s words. They have developed the capacity to admire and appreciate the actions of others and have grasped the concept of “hero.” When the robot finished talking I was speechless for a time…
Inspired by the @nasajpl InSight Mars lander, the robots began to tell me stories of how they’d visit the Red Planet.
“The human Carl Sagan wrote that we are a way for the universe to know itself. I like to imagine myself floating in space, considering a distant star. We are both made of the same chemical elements; we are both different expressions of the same idea.”
“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.
Work is almost complete on the PCC Haru Con 2018 exclusive variant poster design.
The robots are busy getting ready for POrtland Community College’s Haru Con 2018. Here’s a teaser of the Robot Of The Day exclusive 11×17 print:
Ad astra, Yuri!
The robots are also busy preparing a selection of mini-prints for the upcoming comic con season…
The robots are busy preparing their Inktober 2017 book for art markets and comic cons!