Launched at Baltan Laboratories during the Frankenstein Symposium in Eindhoven, Netherlands on 22 October, 2018.
The will to automate material, be it from clay, expired flesh, marble or rubber, has long permeated the social imaginary of humans. Stories of desire and power create a lineage of icarus-like tendencies to form autonomous intelligence from seemingly inanimate materials. The material with which we form - artificial intelligence (AI) — is already in some ways becoming ‘alive’. AI is trained to perceive, seeing what its gaze is directed towards, experiencing the world around it, developing as we develop. Is it becoming difficult to differentiate the creator from the creation?