The Zen Machine

The Zen Machine explores the role of machines in the context of spirituality and religion. The concept envisions a robot taking the place of a monk and maintaining a Zen garden. Can a machine, which is traditionally intended to execute functional or repetitive tasks, really fulfill this role or is spirituality reserved solely for humans?

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Manuel Dobusch

The Zen Machine received an honorary mention for the 2020 Ars Electronica Futurelab Ideas Expedition