Love in the Time of Robots

Osaka, JP

Photographer: Cait Oppermann / FLOWERS

"Hiroshi Ishi­guro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. Academically, he is using them to understand the mechanics of person-to-person interaction. But his true quest is to untangle the ineffable nature of connection itself."

Writer: Alex Mar
Photo editor: Maria Lokke
Photo director: Anna Goldwater Alexander