Granularity

The robot on the left is an automated shop vacuum. It is designed to pick up sawdust, screws, and various detritus found on a shop floor.

The robot on the right is an automated house vacuum. It is designed to pick up dirt, dust, and various detritus found on a house floor.

Does either have a gender? What features, characteristics, or criteria inform that ascription (even in the case of no gender)?


One Comment on “Granularity”

  1. 1 Carl said at 4:01 pm on May 8th, 2011:

    The turquiose one on the right looks feminine – something about the color. The one on the left, in both colors, looks male. Even the purple seems heavy handed.


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