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Life Support Systems - Vanda
Author(s):
Mateusz Herczka
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2004
URL:
http://www.mateuszherczka.net/vanda/vanda.html
Project Description:
Life Support Systems - Vanda is an attempt to analyze electrical signals from the vanda hybrida orchid, and apply language modeling techniques to these signals in a computer. The result is a virtual model, which continues to generate similar signals long after the original orchids are gone - a kind of computerized longevity. Vandas language and behaviour model is stored in a hacked Microsoft Xbox, its future container. It can be accessed at any time, should one want to experience the essence of Vanda again. The work is installed as a kind of laboratorium with life support facilities for the orchids, a computer visualization of the language model, the Xbox, and the generated signals presented as sound. Besides turning a scientific experiment into an aesthetic construct, the work tangents questions of consciousness, longevity, and new lifeforms through computing.
Comments (1):
brilliant. simply.

Posted by romancito on Sep 30, 2007 at 3:42 PM (GMT)

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