Does the Internet suck? Or do just the parts we get to see suck?
Who gets seen on the internet and who doesn’t? What do we human and robot audiences make of one
another’s performances as the talking heads we’ve become?
‘What the Robot Saw’ is an endless documentary by a social media robot. It’s a Sunday drive through
the awkward intersections of performance, surveillance, voyeurism, and robots — in the age of the
talking head. It depicts and describes the people and scenes it encounters — in the ways its algorithms
have been trained to perceive them. It’s also a massively durational online robo-performance and
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