Press Coverage


Taiwan’s annual Digital and Performing Arts Festival vol. 2, featuring 7 pages on body>data>space. June 2013



About Robots and Avatars

It’s art that’s interactive and immersive.” The Guardian

“While the creations featured in Robots and Avatars seem straight out of science fiction (…)  they could be only a short step away.” Liverpool Post

“Blurring the lines between reality and the virtual world, the exhibit examines our reliance on technology and our willingness to hand machines increasing degrees of control.”

“A show revealing some of the ways robots and on-screen avatars could change our lives, as the borders between our physical and virtual lives begin to blur.” The New Scientist

“ambitious, thought-provoking, and challenging exhibition.” The DoubleNegative

“The exhibition tackles the overlap between the virtual and the real worlds.” Wired


BBC Click TV
BBC programme exploring technologies and new media. One episode (30 mins) covering and filmed from Robots and Avatars Exhibition in Liverpool. Broadcasted 21/04/2012.

BBC Arabic / 4TECH, technology programme

From November to December 2012, BBC ARABIC technology programme, 4 Tech dedicated a series of 3 report on Robots and Avatars, covered by journalist Anees Al Qudaihi:
  • 7 November 2012: Marco Donnarumma on ‘Music for Flesh II’ from 15:00 to 20:15. WATCH HERE.
  • 1 December 2012: Ghislaine Boddington on ‘Robots and Avatars’ and ‘Visions of our Communal Dreams’ from 18:30 to the end. WATCH HERE
  • 9 December 2012: Alex Haw / ATMOS on ‘Outreach’ from 16:00 to 20:40. WATCH HERE

BBC 4 Radio / Material World / Quentin Cooper interviews

Ghislaine Boddington (body>data>space creative director) and Noel Sharkey (Professor of Robotics at Sheffield University, Robots & Avatars project champion) on Robots & Avatars. 15/03/2012

BBC World Service Radio / Click, October 2012

A ‘blind’ robot in Slovenia aims to enable humans to be more human.

New Scientist / Paul Marks review on Robots and Avatars: “Trousers with attitude show resistance is futile”. 20/03/2012

EL PAIS / Robots y hombres electrónicos 30/05/2012

Liverpool Post / Laura Davis (Arts Editor) / “INTERVIEW: Robots and Avatars exhibition at Fact in Liverpool”. 15/03/2012

Liverpool Echo / Catherine Jones / “FACT’s new exhibition takes visitors inside the world of Robots and Avatars”. 12/03/2012

HAPPY FAMOUS ARTISTS, by Intelligensius Anarchus, 28 September 2012