African Robots


Virtual Africa art

Entirely made of raw materials, Ralph Borland’s robotic art is inspired by wire works done by local craftsmen with whom he has developed a collaborative art practice throughout the years. This episode touches upon topics such as the history of automata in Africa, the field of ethnomathematics, and his current research project ‘Global Arenas’ which is an investigation of Southern contributions to global knowledge.

Bumpers by Ronan Martin.