How can art help?
Botjoy is an exploration of how art can be surprising,
delightful AND helpful. Bots are "programmed" to give you outrageous compliments, help you be brave, take the blame, inspire you, even clone you so you can get more done.
Bots come in small and sometimes large packages. For a recent commission The City of Portland, Oregon supported four Botjoy walls (video on the left) designed to be a launch pad for residents and vistitors to share their ideas, dreams, and inspiration!
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About the Bots
What are the Bots?
The Bots are small (and sometimes, big) totemic, art objects programmed to help. They are created by me, Gary Hirsch, an artist and consultant living in Portland Oregon.
I wake up everyday thinking about how art can help and the Bots have been my vehicle for doing this in (hopefully) a delightful and surprising way.
I experiment with the Bots by making thousands painted small on the back of dominos (most recent Bot count is 37,456) , and a few painted giant on the sides of buildings. Please steal this idea and make your own.
Where the idea came from
the birth of the bots
The idea for the Bots came from a sketch I did in 2000 as a prompt (see image on the right) in a co-creativity journal. Weirdly tons of folks came back to me after receiving this drawing telling me all of the wonderful things that their invisible robot was telling them. So...
Gary Hirsch is an artist, illustrator, and the co-founder of On Your Feet, a collision between business and the arts, and an early pioneer of bringing the skills and principles improvisers use on stage with businesses such as Nike, Intel, Disney, Apple, and others.
To see Gary in action take a look at his TEDx talk on the left.
Brave Bots For an Audience of 3,000
Launching 3,000 Brave Bots at The World Domination Summit
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