Visit our Robotic Petting Zoo, a collaboration between designer Merel Bekking and University of Glasgow researchers. Meet a group of vacuuming robots with unique characters and watch them compete in a popularity contest. Come and feed your favourite robot!
Very proud of this short film that was made that explains everything you wanted to know about the Robotic Petting Zoo.
Emily S Cross, Ruud Hortensius and Bishakha Chaudhury where the amazing collaborators on this project.
Great new! It has just been announced that Merel Bekking will be the artist in residence on the Social Robot project in the The Social Brain in Action Lab of Emily Cross at the Bangor University! From October on Merel will be collaborating with these amazing scientists and will set up a Robotic Petting Zoo. Super excited!
From Ancient Copper to Contemporary Design
Merel Bekking will be the first “ Shape my Town” artist in residence this year with Culture Action Llandudno. She has chosen to focus her work with us on the fascinating heritage of the Bronze Age Copper Mines on the Great Orme in the context of her work as a contemporary product designer in the 21st century.
Her month long residency will feature drop in workshops, a copper jewellery masterclass, smelting demonstrations and a Pop-up museum!
You can follow Bekkings work progress via her Facebook and Instagram, and you could follow CALL - Culture Action Llandudno for daily updates. Details of events, demonstrations and workshops can be found on www.cultureactionllandudno/events