Created during a one-week introductory workshop to mechatronics, Make longer Cables is a short film by Philipp Schmitt, Stephan Bogner and Louis Fischediek that includes a custom made five-axis robotic arm trying to escape monotony by committing suicide.
Half-way into the workshop they were faced with a question what to do with it. Since most robots are generally involved in repetitive tasks, what if their robot - bored by its monotonous work, tried to commit suicide by pushing itself off the table? The result is this beautiful short film that not only humanises the robot but also a wonderful example of how programmed interaction may expand from object to environment.
Created by Stephan Bogner and Philipp Schmitt, Human Element Inc. investigates how crowdwork, such as Amazon MechanicalTurk, might be woven into everyday life in the future— and explores the topic through three speculative crowdwork services.