Paula Gaetano Adi, an artist and researcher working in sculpture, performance, and robotics. Gaetano Adi is best known for her speculative robotic sculptures and machines that explore the poetics and politics of an artistic practice that resists the scientific conventions that dictate how we make, think, circulate, and operate technology. Over the last decade, Gaetano Adi has created robotic agents that call into question the arguments for disembodiment in the cybernetic tradition, performed absurd and poetic scenarios of machine and human encounters, and developed hybrid forms that employ a combination of robotic technologies with traditional crafts and vernacular materials and knowledges. She is currently Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), in the Division of Experimental and Foundation Studies.
Joining us to speak about Mestizo Robotics & otras especulaciones, Gaetano-Adi will present work that combines “high-and-low” technologies, designs, and materials that can illuminate alternative futures in which multiple worlds, involving both humans and nonhumans, can flourish in mutually enhancing ways.