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Composite "art" consisting of multiple images masked, cut, copied, and pasted into other images and photos, or completely "created" from scratch in the computer art programs, is a type of artwork I have been featuring on the AllThingsMike website and it's assorted spinoffs since the beginning, in 1999, when it appeared online. The first full blown "composite" website was "The Betty Boop Pages" in 2001, quickly followed by the Cartoons Section of the Cultural Blender, which features essays about the history and future of cartooning, and the imaginative world of CGI, and also some of the more intricate early composites, featuring copyrighted cartoon characters from different cartoon studios hobnobbing together.

Most of my work shows up in the Computer Art section of the Yes, But Is It Art? Gallery. The composites on this page were created during the weekend of February 12th and 13th, 2005, with images obtained from the Honda Asimo website and other websites detailing the history and cultural significance of robots and robotics. If there is a full size image available, clicking on the thumbnail image will bring up the full size image in another browser window.

Honda's Asimo robot gives humankind his greetings from downtown Los Angeles, where he is about to become involved in a long string of endeavors.
Soon the robots will litter the landscape. Here, in a composite utilizing the city of Monrovia, CA, from one of my photos, the robots can be seen enjoying a lazy Saturday afternoon. Their pet dogs are Sony Aibos, and the scooter and hybrid car are Honda products.

"Would you like fries with that order?" The robots will most probably replace the workers in hazardous jobs, followed soon by the domestic and service industry. When my roommate , who works for Honda, mentioned to me that he has known about the Asimo for years, I told him that they were probably be programmed to take over his job

Since almost all robots will be working hard all day, in the evenings they will clutter the bars and bistros of the cities of the world, complaining about the conditions that will later force them to rebel and take over the planet.

Since almost all robots will be working hard all day, in the evenings they will clutter the bars and bistros of the cities of the world, complaining about the conditions that will later force them to rebel and take over the planet.

 

 

 

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