2c (Eye Q) is art about humanoid robotics. The painting takes on the topic of advanced biomimicry for mechanical ‘life’. For some time, at least, there has been much investment going into making humanoid or android robots as life like as the rest of us. The reasons for going to that much trouble is obvious. It will secure greater acceptance of robots if they were more like us, and interacted with us in a sort of human way. Certainly, Sophia from Hanson Robotics was created to make this happen. The Robotics firm succeeded so well that they issued the doll with copious amounts of wit and charm. Since then Sophia has become a citizen of the world. As a result, she has given great many convincing television interviews already.

Beauty however is only skin deep, because there is little point in issuing robots with equipment that is on par with us, when they could have gear that outshone us.

For instance a mechanical and networked brain should not be limited to an IQ of 100. That would be a daft constraint. Nor should a camera eye provide inferior human vision. IQ 250+ yes please, and let us have eyes which can see closer and further with greater peripheral vision in human colours space + infra red and ultraviolet.

There are many ways an artist could approach art about humanoid robotics. One is to make it appear as if you see a real woman, and then only after a while you would notice a subtle giveaway. I.e. something that would reveal that she is mechanical. In this case, the choice was her left eye which is in the process of adjusting the aperture with the iris.

You can find more paintings in the series Augmented here.

Title/Titel/Titel/Títolo #2C, Acrylic on canvas/ Akryl auf Leinwand/Akryl på lærred/Acrílica sobre tela 100x100cm, Year/Jahr/År/Ano 2017, anders dyhr

Acquired in April 2017 by a company in Kolding, Denmark.

cyber eye detail
2c in situ