Artist Gary Hirsch originally drew bots as a kid to face his nightmares head-on. Today, he creates these bots as a catalyst to spark meaningful conversations between strangers, friends or yourself.
With 25,000 small bots already scattered across multiple cities, Gary’s newest iteration will be giant murals painted on under-utilized public wall space in Boulder. These bots will be accompanied by a set of operating instructions that encourages viewers to take digital photographs and videos in front of a bot and post their own personal answer with the hashtag #botstoriesboulder to questions like:
Joy Bot: What brings you joy?
Creativity Bot: What inspires you?
Love Bot: Who do you love?
Dream Bot: What’s your dream?
Help Bot: What do you need help with?
Gary’s bots have been driving encouragement in countless ways; “Brave Bots” have helped young patients at Randall Children’s hospital gain encouragement when they need it the most and interactive “Joy Bots” in cities like Portland, New York, Las Vegas and London have put smiles on countless faces.
Gary's latest six-day art and digital communication project will begin on April 26th and will lead to him emceeing the BDW-hosted event called RE: a fun and inspiring creative celebration that encourages us to re-think, re-imagine and re-design in a world where permanent beta is permanent. RE: will showcase startup team demos from BDW’s designer-founder accelerator and will feature creative hacks of technology.
Register for the event here.