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10:16 am
Thu January 20, 2011

UMKC Book Robot Inspires Art

The book robot, the automatic retrieval system for much of the collection of the Miller Nichols Library on the campus of UMKC, has inspired a flurry of artistic activity, from robot dances to art installations.

Kansas City, Mo. – The book robot, the automatic retrieval system for much of the collection of the Miller Nichols Library on the campus of UMKC, has inspired a flurry of activity: a sound art installation on the 3rd floor of the library resembling a tall hut called "Reliquary", and nearly 600 people doing the robot dance in a soccer field in an attempt for a Guinness World record.

This month, there's a new installation of collaged images called "Robots in the Social Landscape" stretching along a wall on the 2nd floor of the library.

"Robots in the Social Landscape," an art installation by Margaret Brommelsiek
January 19 through May 6, 2011
Opening reception, Wednesday, January 26, 4-6 pm
Dean's Gallery, 2nd floor, UMKC Miller Nichols Library
800 E. 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.

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