Do robots dream of virtual puppies? Nintendogs is a gameboy game about training dogs. In addition, simulated leisure time with the virtual animals is an important part of the game. In the installation the game is “played” by a robot who the whole console to stroke the dog. The installation asks: Will artificial empathy ever play a role? Does a virtual dog notice that he is being stroked by a robot? And can a virtual dog develop sympathies for this robot?

Fabian Kühfuß

He finished his academic studies under Ulrich Wegenast at FKN in 2011. 2012 project grant by Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung. 2014 he won the Media in Space Category at the 27. Stuttgarter Filmwinter. 2015-19 studio grant from the City of Stuttgart.
Member of the Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg e.V.