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Irrco: art, design & research.
Research trip: Central American coffee chains
AI Sings wins BL Labs artistic award
Research trip: Dutch bring sustainability home
V&A commissions ‘As So’ artwork and essay
Hyperspace screened at IPS 2018 Toulouse


As So

A video artwork created for the V&A’s Digital Design Weekend 2018. An essay of the same name was commissioned for the accompanying publication ‘Artificially Intelligent’. Read it here.



Another intelligence sings

Another Intelligence Sings is an immersive audio-tactile installation inviting you to experience the sounds of our biological world as recounted through an AI.



Linear Alpha

A sculptural cosmogram of a demented trading bot. The bot uses machine learning and computer vision are used to recognise traces of Linear A, a lost proto-Greek alphabet, in cryptocurrency market data. While nonsensical to a trader, a computer scientist or a linguist this reduction of different spheres of knowledge to raw pattern matching makes sense to the machine at the end of theory.



Affective Accounts

Affective accounts is a speculative cryptocurrency that transcodes and aggregates the public’s affective responses and incorporates them into a constantly adapting pricing model. This dys/uptoian vision is presented as a straight faced startup.


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The unknowable voids of deep web hyper topologies

A sculptural cosmogram of a demented trading bot. The bot uses machine learning and computer vision are used to recognise traces of Linear A, a lost proto-Greek alphabet, in cryptocurrency market data. While nonsensical to a trader, a computer scientist or a linguist this reduction of different spheres of knowledge to raw pattern matching makes sense to the machine at the end of theory.



Mnestic Pressure with Lee Gamble

Deep cyberspace is a void of opaque unknowns. Beyond the surface web lies the deep web. Exponential petabytes of bits, its databanks hum with vibrant activity. Through dark fibres and private pipes sinews strengthen and flex. It mediates, marshals and manages more and more. The infosphere-without-us emerges in these recesses.



Weaving Worlds

Weaving Worlds utilises neural networks to find latent semantic patterns between different text to inspire and encourage new avenues of thought and writing.



Secular Cosmologies

Secular Cosmologies is a full dome film that uses NASA environmental data to visualise the explicit link between European CFC emissions and migration from the Sahel.


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Metabolis

Metabolis is a system of urban material metabolism. By using ad-hoc distributed networks of drones to detect, collect and transform local waste into materials and structures the material excesses of production become the deutoplasm of a nonhuman material ecology and the city-after-us.


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City North Projection

Originally a (building) site-specific installation in which a film was projected onto the draft supplementary planning document (SPD) in a room strewn with glossy marketing material, bansaws and benches, chipboard and sawdust. Telegraphic teleologies and future returns warp ernest utopian visions into destructors of the real. Realty is the property of the future.