Dr. Wade Marynowsky is an artist, academic and researcher working across robotics, immersive and interactive performance and installation. His main body of research explores the notion of robotic performance agency by challenging notions of classical spectatorship and performance. His practice is characterised by large-scale robotic, sound, light and interactive works that combine humour, camp and a host of unnerving thematics to absorbing affect. Exhibiting nationally and internationally since 1998 Marynowsky's work has been presented in major festivals, biennales and survey exhibitions.
Fundamentals of Interaction Design
Marynowsky, W & Knowles, J 2016, 'Robot Opera: A Gesamtkunstwerk for the 21st Century' in Jeffrey T.K.V. Koh, Mari.Velonaki (ed), International Workshop on Cultural Robotics, 2015, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 143-158.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Robot Opera proposes an avant-garde spectacle of performative media that places robots centre stage as signifiers of high culture within a 21st century total art work of the future. This chapter addresses how framing robotic performance as a Gesamtkunstwerk (and its historical ambitions) contributes to the canon of Cultural Robotics. The notion of robotic performance agency is detailed through the history and theories surrounding representations of the robot in popular culture, representations of robots as performance agents and through the dramaturgical concepts explored in Marynowsky’s previous robotic art works.
Marynowsky, W, Ferguson, S, Fraietta, A & Bown, O 2020, ''The Ghosts of Roller Disco', a Choreographed, Interactive Performance for Robotic Roller Skates', Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI '20: Fourteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, ACM.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Blake, E 2015, 'Automatic for the people: Wade Marynowsky's Robot Opera puts the audience in the hot seat', Sydney Morning Herald.
Leo Brown, S 2014, 'Well-dressed autonomous robots greet visitors to Wade Marynowsky exhibition at Federation Square', abc.net.au.