Jono Shaw

Human Experience Designer
Affective Interaction Explorer
Speculative Art Attempter
Social Robotics Practitioner

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A teaser video showcasing the interplay between craft gestures, robotic light drawings and choreography to illuminate an innovative and artistic approach to cultural transmission.

# Relational Aesthetics
# Robotic Art
# Material Agency


Tricia Flanagan Artist Studio

2023 · Video Production

Artistic Documentation · Visual Storytelling · Creative Videography

Video selected and exhibited at the Artworks session of the 15th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C ’23)

NEEDLE WORK is an art research project that collaboratively explores cultural transmission and education by translating craft gestures into choreographic interpretations from both humans and robots to inform the creative potential of human-robot interaction and co-design. 

Within the project, my role involved capturing the craft gestures and dances through videography, and producing a teaser video that encapsulates the project’s ethos, thereby visually narrating the fusion of traditional craftsmanship with futuristic robotics and artistic expressions as a key material of the project’s outreach and impact.

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Related Publication

Flanagan, P. J. (2023). NEEDLE WORK – Revealing relational agency aesthetics of craft through Human/Robot interaction. C&C ’23: Proceedings of the 15th Conference on Creativity and Cognition, 235–238.