Humans are surrounded by a distributed intelligence that tracks, profiles and assists us, seeking to pre-empt, analyze and bring about our dreams and desires and forming a complex, autonomous system.
Software assistants, drones, cars that drive themselves and bots for high-frequency trading. As computing becomes more and more distributed, humans are no longer the only agents of analysis and action.
Subjects become profiles, filed and categorised in a vast system designed to extrapolate our actions and convert them into profit variables.
Where does the growth in potential stop and a technological circuit begin, in which our choices are increasingly driven by “emergent” considerations that act autonomously?
How are artists responding to a reality created by humans but only partially controlled by us? What principles lead people to rely on such systems? What fields do those who criticize them work in and how do they act effectively?
Once again, more than 250 artists worldwide have sent in their proposals for SHARE FESTIVAL 2014/2015, with the theme of Autonomous.
The SHARE jury of Jasmina Tesanovic, Irini Papadimitriou, Bruce Sterling and Luca Barbeni have selected six entries for “Autonomous,” which takes place the Temporary Museum from the 19th until the 29th march.