Updated: Apr 14
Abstract: University's have begun investing and normalizing the introduction of food robots on their campuses to deliver food and drinks to anyone with access to an app. This probe discusses some human implications of the introduction of these bots on college campuses, through the exploration of combined experiences of my media ecological research interests in connection with a physical and social phenomenological account of digitally and physically mapped constraints of the contemporary human graduate student experience. The question as the heart of this em-bot-ied probe is "how did we come to this?" followed by an attempt to experientially illuminate a durably mapped path towards understanding an irrationally modern answer.