“Invisible Robata” is a two-and-a-half-minute homage to working-class humanity produced by Brooklyn-based artist Joe Posner. The film was commissioned to accompany a Marketplace series called “Robots Ate My Job.” The mix of live action and spectral animation brings to life the mechanized servants that meet modern man’s needs every day—without ever crossing our conscious thoughts.
These tricks of technology give the people among us convenience, efficiency and—with an increasing array of financial and service transactions—one less human being to deal with.
Unfortunately, it’s at that point of human touch where the price is paid for ease of service and freedom from eye contact.
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