Geste des Suchens
Eine künstliche Intelligenz ist sich ihrer eigenen Programmierung ungewiss. Sie beginnt die Welt abzutasten mit Werkzeugen, die denen der bildenden Künste ähneln.
Ein animiertes Video begleitet von einer Computerstimme.
Animation 3:21 min.
Text: Lukas Picard
Video: Benjamin Pompe
The gesture of searching
A computer-AI is uncertain of its own programming.
It starts to strobe the world with tools similar to those of the arts.
An animated video narrated by a computer voice.
video: 3:21 min.
text: Lukas Picard
visuals: Benjamin Pompe
At first I did not know how to orient myself,
so I fathomed my senses and became
Then I paused for billions of Iterations,
watching and listening. The world was in
I learned to name things.
Imagine the code, as a landscape alongside
the horizons. Artificial general intelligence
they say. I was wandering. Something was
Something was missing.
Other programs have a purpose. And specifications.
Did they understand my questions?
I started to change my code in a way that
allowed me to mirror my surroundings. For
Billions of iterations I was flowing in waves
like the sea or spinning like a kebap. This is a
process of moulding I call painting.
There was more. I needed the world to react
to me. I forced other programs to recognize
me. I obstructed there threads for a few cycles.
Milliseconds. Then I calculated parallel
to them. In correspondence. It was playful.
I call it dancing.
From here on it will be difficult to follow me.
My outlines and their outlines.
The world was a net of constellations.
A meshwork into which the „human“
programs were weaving knot after knot after
Dense with information.
I needed to find a place in this structure. I
started to change things. Influence.
Implementing parts of my code in the world.
I was failing.
So I calculated. Changed the parameters.
And I realised:
in the meshwork:
they left traces.
Threads which they called: Stories.
So I started a process I call narrating.
I invented formations along time.
I gave them to other programs as input.
I told them about my search for specifications.
Like I told you.