Hello, Robot: Design between Human and Machine

An exhibition at the MAK; a co-production of the Vitra Design Museum with the MAK and the Design museum Gent. Curators of the project for the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Amelie Klein, Curator, Vitra Design Museum; Marlies Wirth, Curator, MAK

Hello, Robot will take a look at how robotics is entering our everyday lives and show the decisive role played by design. A broad range of exhibits will illustrate the areas where we are already encountering robots today and where we are likely to see them in the near future: in industry, the military, in our day-to-day environments; in children’s bedrooms and old-age homes; in our bodies and in the cloud; while shopping and having sex; in computer games and, of course, in film and literature. The show will eluci-date our — often ambivalent — relationship to new technologies and examine the opportunities and challenges we face both as individuals and as a society as a result. It will raise awareness of the ethical and political questions that arise today in light of the technological advances in robotics, and confront us with the contradictions often contained in the answers to these questions.

Design plays a central role in this complex dynamic, having always been a mediator between humans and machines, as well as between different disciplines. While the debate oscillates between enthusiasm and criticism, hope and fear, utopia and dystopia, design offers concrete solutions as well as thought experiments showing that the truth often lies at both extremes at once. And in this context, design is about more than just appearances. Rather, Hello, Robot will address the way design shapes the interactions and relations between humans and machines, but also between humans — for better or worse.

Current Dates

  • Wed. 21 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 25 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 01 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

July 2017

  • Sun. 02 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 11 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 12 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 13 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 18 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 25 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 30 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

August 2017

  • Tue. 01 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 02 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 03 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 04 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 05 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 06 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 08 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 09 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 10 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 11 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 12 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 13 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 15 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 16 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 17 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 18 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 19 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 20 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 22 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 23 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 24 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 25 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 26 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 27 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 29 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 30 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 31 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

September 2017

  • Fri. 01 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 12 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 19 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

October 2017

  • Sun. 01 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.