Vincent Fournier Humanizes Technology In A Series That Documents Robots
The work of French artist Vincent Fournier plays on ideas of utopian futures, blurring the lines between fiction and reality to present the series ‘The Man Machine’.
At a time when Alexa turns our lights on and off, and Siri searches the internet to answer our questions (in between changing the music we’re listening to), a world dominated by AI doesn’t seem that distant. The universe that Fournier has created in ‘The Man Machine’ makes the presence of such technology obvious by humanizing it. In this collection of photographs, Fournier has captured robots in a variety of banal situations that render them lifelike. From the photograph of a robot learning to ride a bike, to those that depict robots playing basketball and taking afternoon walks, Fournier presents an equally absurd and probable future in which man and robot move together through the world.