Blast Theory @Theater op de Markt 2024

Peek inside a utopia where cats live in harmony with artificial intelligence.

08 aug. > 11 aug.

Pelt, Belgium

with 'Cat Royale'

For 12 days, Ghostbuster, Pumpkin, and Clover spent time indoors each day. They had food, water, and air conditioning. They had high ledges to perch on, cozy nooks to sleep in, and a floor-to-ceiling scratching post. Every surface was covered in carpet so they could climb and explore freely.

In the middle of the room stood a robotic arm controlled by an AI, connected to a computer vision system. Every few minutes, the AI instructed the robot to offer the cats a game. Over time, the robot learned which games each cat enjoyed the most.

Would you let a robot care for your pet?