Festival for Cocktail Robotics
correspondent in Vienna
From 5 to 8 december 2013 was held in Vienna at Ragnarhof
the leading world-wide festival
concerned with cocktail
robotics, Roboexotica, co-produced since 1999 by two Vienna-based
art collectives, Shifz and monochrom, and
supported by the "Bureau für
Philosophie" (Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna).
In this dark and smoky atmosphere, the different tastes reminded us the famous pianocktail imagined by French writter Boris Vian in "L'Écume des jours" ("The Foam of the Daze"); itself derivated from the mouth organ imagined by J.K. Huysmans in "A Rebours" ("Againt the Grain"). Pianocktail which is now often built and even available.
Finally, what would have been these days without visiting the exhibition Roboter: maschine und Mensh at the Technisches Museum Wien where we discovered the House bar in the shape of a globe by Nicolas Lanz conceived in the 1960s ?
None festival without awards! Here are the The deserving winners of the Annual Cocktail Robot Awards 15.0 (2013):
1. Cocktail Serving: @twitt_shitter
2. Cocktail Mixing: Cock's Bar
3. Conversation and Interaction: Kåttolik, the guardian...
4. Smoking Culture: not awarded in 2013
5. Cocktail Culture: pistonbot
1. Proliferation: bartendro
2. Gamification: Shoot'n' Shot
3. Barfood: Bunnybot
4. Innovation: Barwin
5. Mixed Reality: Minecraft Cocktailbot