Recently, we hosted a panel debate with Oliver Smart, Artist and PuppeteerDr. Huai-Ti Lin, Principal Investigator, Lecturer in Neural Engineering & Bio-Robotics at Imperial College and Dr. Katy Barrett, Curator of Art Collections at the Science Museum.

The panel explored how context can determine whether we approach a topic as science or art; how imagination and play are fundamental to robotics, and how collaboration makes us all better communicators. Huai-Ti reflected on his imagination as a simulator, and Katy on watercolour as data source. And for those who love a puppet, a pillow became a chicken and a dragonfly became poetry.

This debate was part of our exhibition, in collaboration with Oliver Smart, Imago – A dragonfly in motion .