Prof. Andreas Muxel
The »Shitty Camera Robot« humorously asks the question who is doing the work when we are assisted by a smart system. What first appears as an AI-enabled webcam that is able to autonomously keep its owner’s face in frame, turns out to be in need of maintenance.
The robot, equipped with working mechanics, fails to be of help to humans because of malfunctions and its own bad decisions, recalling the constant effort we have to put into most interactions with technological equipment to keep it running as intended. In these moments machines become an active counterpart with whom we have to find a way of dealing.