As a transgender male at SIGGRAPH I had found myself out of my comfort zone. Once I got into I AM ROBOT, I was really astonished by the very fluid concept of identity. As a robot I felt the most human compassion I'd felt in a long while.

Milo Christian Koleske

Volunteer Docent - SIGGRAPH 2017

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I’m a person with social anxiety and going out to clubs always renders me 'friend who watches people’s bags at a booth’. I thank I AM ROBOT for the best clubbing experience in my life! I put that headset on and I cut loose like never before.”

Paloma Rodriguez

Volunteer Docent - SIGGRAPH 2017

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Beyond the VR norm we wanted to make the experience all encompassing. From the music and costumes, to the stickers you collect at the end.You are transported into another reality where you look around and revert back to a playful self. It’s like a dream you are consciously present in.

Neha Amin

Creative Consultant, I AM ROBOT

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At SIGGRAPH folk get distracted by ‘tech’. I AM ROBOT was innovative, yes! BUT Things go further on our journey. FORGET about the tracking, FORGET network protocols, FORGET about code. I just want to make the tech fun again. This helped me do that.

Wenbo Lan

Future Reality Labs, NYU

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“It simply makes sense, when we are all robots, just chilling in a club, all together, playing, reflecting on our bodies, post race, post gender, post social, dancing.

Igal Nassima

Technical Creative Director Superbright [producers]

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There’s something affirming about the fact that you put people in this crazy alternate world, everyone looks like a robot. All the colours are crazy and pink, and yet they recognise each other! They’re still relating on this really human level. That’s the beautiful thing about people.

Professor Ken Perlin

Key Supporter Future Reality Labs, NYU

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When I began working on the project, I thought I was doing this for the VR ‘experts’ But then I saw all sorts of people coming out of the experience with big smiles: the artists, the scientists, the dancers, the kids, the adults, and I realized this project was for EVERYONE!

Connor Defanti

Developer Future Reality Labs, NYU

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THIS WAS AWESOME. Genius idea, ROBOTS YES. SOCIAL? LIVE? NAILED IT this is a GAME CHANGER!!!!!”

Cath Le Couteur

Shooting People

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Once inside, it quickly made me want let go of the “physical reality” tether, I AM ROBOT is easily the most immersive VR projects I've ever experienced.

Evan Hirsch

The PlayNice Institute

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I play the role of BROKER. Getting people ready to ROBOTIZE. This gig is next-level because as robots, folk get to demolishing notions of race, class and gender. All are encouraged, all are welcome, and you get to be in control of your own experience. I have been transformed through I AM A ROBOT and it has opened up a huge door of the endless possibilities for VR. ALSO IT'S SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!!!

EMZ ESPECIAL

Performance Artist

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I AM ROBOT was extremely popular in VR Village at SIGGRAPH, not only as a social MULTI-PERSON, dynamic and polished experience for attendees, but also helping to elevate what we regard as the immersive realities to a whole new level.

Denise Quesnel

VR Village, SIGGRAPH 2017

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Hands down I AM ROBOT was the most fun shifts I worked all week at SIGGRAPH! I really enjoyed seeing peoples' faces LIGHT UP once the headsets got going and seeing them dance.

Crystal Stocki

Volunteer Docent - SIGGRAPH 2017

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My favorite memory is of one woman who did the experience and danced like no one was watching - enough for me to assume that she was a party person. When she came outside though, and when asked how she felt, she said that she was someone who hates being in huge and crowded parties.

Umang Wadhwa

Volunteer Docent - SIGGRAPH 2017

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DAFFY asked me to make some "vaporwave" GIFs that would play on huge backdrop screens. I'm very honoured to be able to be a part of this project, and I'm very proud of DAFFY and the team. They made such an amazing piece. I think with applications like I AM ROBOT we're moving to a beautiful future!

Remco

GIF Artist