In the rapidly growing robotics industry, scientists have tried in vain to create humanoid robots like those in the movies. So far, their creations hardly match the impeccable automatons of Science Fiction. The question of identity here arises, with those real-life robots nowhere near the standard of what we normally recognize as “androids.” Some areas of science technology, meanwhile, including that of cloning, have developed far beyond our understanding, presenting the possibility of an alter ego we don’t know how to identify. This exhibition zeroes in on such “unnamable” entities, exploring a connection between technology and the question of individuality; Nov. 17 — Mar. 3, 2013.
NTT Intercommunication Center, Gallery A; (0120) 144 199; Tokyo Opera City Tower 4F, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Hatsudai Station, Keio New Line. 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ¥500. Closed Mon. (except holidays), Dec. 25, Dec. 28-Jan. 4, Jan.15, Feb. 10, 12. www.ntticc.or.jp/index_e.html