Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue, a cluster of robotic pods that react sonically to their environment, is a musical project and performance by ayyoko confidential. The robots, through interaction, generate a proto language which in small part aims to build a new cultural lattice between man, machine, and nature thus allaying fears of the singularity.

  • roleConcept, Fabrication, Programming
  • mediumRaspberry Pi, Expanding foam
  • Year2015
  • ExhibitionIDEO Fortnight, NYC Media Lab
Video documentation of process and presentation at IDEO Fortnight.
Concept sketch of robot.
Presentation at NYC Media Lab 2015.

Detail of robot shells.