sorrybot – KD Thornton
Mcluhan assigned responsibility to the medium, the means of transmission of content. In Sorrybot, the medium is anthropomorphized… and the medium is sorry. The message is an apology. One for every person on earth. Sorrybot is sorry.
K.D. Thornton works with technologies: mechanical, electronic, biological and any others she might find interesting. Generally, her work addresses social issues, conditions or problems (consumerism, technology, sexism, mortality, denial, and taxonomies), often targeting these structures through humour and subversion.
She has a BFA (honours) from the University of Manitoba and an MFA (Art + Technology) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her sculptural and installation works have been exhibited in Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States, as well as interactive works online, since 1994.