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Executive robot — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Executive robot

This executive robot looks like a CEO, senior management or board member. I googled ‘executive robot’ wondering if it was a pun relating to executive powers (intelligence) or some such thing.

What I found was Black Book Executive’s post on how a Baxter Robot works.

So. The truth is out there. Alan Baxter is a robot. His artificial intelligence has passed the Turing Test, fooling us all.

Ian Gunn, creator of these silly illos (illustrations), was a beloved award-winning artist based in Melbourne. Cancer took him from us too soon.

Ian left a legacy including lots of great illustrations. Many of these illustrations are available for sale.

Victoria’s science fiction convention, Continuum, occasionally presents the Ian Gunn Memorial Award recognising the ‘unsung heroes’ of fandom: people consistently working in the background who never expect any recognition of their efforts. This commemorates Ian’s selfless efforts to reach out to others, encouraging others and thereby building the science fiction community.

K’rin Pender-Gunn, Ian’s widow, gave Dark Matter Zine permission to republish Ian’s artwork. Thanks, K’rin!

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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