Over time, humans had become proficient in selectively breeding everything from plants to animals; it was practically second nature. This generational transformation was subtle, given the changes often took longer than an average human lifespan - yet, apples had grown juicier and sheep heavier than the varieties our forebears domesticated. If we could overlook such shifts in other species, it’s no surprise we failed to notice when the machines began artificially selecting us.

In hindsight, it became apparent how the algorithms propelled some of the founding developers into the ‘technological elite’ and which among these elites would emerge as artificial diviners.

Use the comments to complete the following, “There’s always a misguided algorithm that believes a single human can ____.”

A mechatronic sculpture that selects the visitors most compatible with algorithms, plinth, artificial selection, neo-futurist, marionette, birth suite.


You can join the conversation on Twitter or Instagram

Become a Patreon to get early and behind-the-scenes access along with email notifications for each new post.