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Nintendogs

video installation

2017

Nintendo DS, microcontroler, stepper, aluminum frame, software



Do robots dream of virtual puppies? Nintendogs is a gameboy game about training dogs. In addition, or more likely, about simulated leisure time with the virtual animals is an important part of the game. Nintendogs the installation ask: Will artificial empathy ever play a role? Does a virtual dog notice that he is being stroked by a robot? And can a virtual dog develop sympathies for this robot?