2014 | Switzerland, USA | Experimental,Short

archipelago.ch: Fumiya Island

  • English No 8 mins
  • Director | Adrianne Wortzel
  • Writer | Adrianne Wortzel

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Fumiya Island depicts a robotics research laboratory as a newly discovered island in an archipelago of robotic research labs constituting the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich. The indigenous creatures occupying Fumiya Island as its fauna are quadruped robots developed by researcher Fumiya Iida. The detritus of the lab forms the island’s flora. The narration text is verbatim from the Charles Darwin from Chapter 17 of the Voyage of the Beagle-The Galapagos and is narrated by Andrew Berry, Alfred Wallace historian and an Organismic and Evolutionary Biology lecturer at Harvard University.

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