Kaiten: humans inside torpedos guiding for a hit. Human machine interaction at its deepest point. I’ve read on them here.
"When we realize that coding is a creative act, we not only value that part of the coder’s labor, but we also realize that the technologies in which we swim have assumptions and ideologies behind them that, perhaps, we should challenge."
Michael Widner in “First Stanford code poetry slam reveals the literary side of computer code”
, Mariana Lage (2013)
(Source: news.stanford.edu, via fyprocessing)
Philipp Otto Runge (1777-1810)
"More and more of our daily lives are lived through computer screens and the network services on them. Hence a huge amount of our visual, emotional, and social experiences take place in the context of these algorithmic artifacts, these digital things interacting with each other a billion times a second. (…) They take on a kind of life of their own, a life none of their human makers explicitly chose."
British artist Lorna Barnshaw scanned her face with different tools -3D scan, 123d, cubify- and printed the raw results in her project Replicants. “I interferred with the software as little as possible, comparing the digital attempts at replicating reality”.
These half emerged models explicit the algorithmic nature of 3d reconstructions, the creature-like properties of every model inside our digital ecologies.