In this lively and engaging tale, a naive young robot runs afoul of the law - and wacky hijinks ensue! Through the trials and tribulations of our protagonist, we discover the nuances of U.S. drug enforcement policy and learn valuable lessons including proper procedures for handling police interrogations and hiding contraband in one's anal cavity. Stars "Little Brother" (widely acclaimed robotic spokesman for the Institute for Applied Autonomy) with an international cast. Originally released as a filmstrip, Little Brother Gets Busted is now available in a range of formats, including VHS, Shockwave, MPEG, and self-running PowerPoint presentation.
2001, Filmstrip, Color, Approx. 8 minutes
STUDIO Fellow Richard Pell is a Pittsburgh-based artist and professor of electronic media art at Carnegie Mellon University. His research involves an examination of the social implications of emerging technologies ranging from robotics to biotech.
His main research focus, The Center for PostNatural History, is currently in residence at the STUDIO. The CPNH is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to the complex interplay between culture, nature and biotechnology.
In 1998 Pell co-founded The Institute for Applied Autonomy, a collective of engineers, artists and activists united by the cause of individual and collective self-determination. Towards this end, the IAA produced several highly acclaimed projects including, The Robotic GraffitiWriter, StreetWriter, iSee, TXTmob and Terminal Air.