Singularity is a conceptual exploration of the hypothesis that the invention of strong artificial intelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization. Ultimately, what it deemed "artificial," is ultimately infused with humanity as it is a creation of it. The resulting sphere, or singularity is a kind of mystical technological entity.
An experimental short film that explores the concept of mental fluidity and sees human cognition as a process of birth, awakening, thought, realization, imagination, and finally... understanding. The work is based on the view that thoughts should flow through the mind into an ocean of ideas uninhibited by ancient superstitions and primal impulses. Mental fluidity is maintained by a philosophical practice of critical self-reflection that holds nothing sacred and doesn't predetermine the answers. Authentic education in concert with a balanced use of technology can free us to maintain a childlike elasticity that is perpetually... FLUID.
Surfaces explores the notion that technology [and augmented reality in particular] is allowing for solids, including the body, to become interactive surfaces that can blur the lines between the physical and the digital. Modernity is marked by technological advancement and the impulse to blend the biological with technological apparatus. However, the mind is most likely still analog. With the democratization of augmented reality contact lenses and eventually ocular implants, Western societies in particular should engage in meaningful dialogues about the potential cognitive and psychological affects of deeper and deeper immersion into digital worlds.
This short film explores the how, in a hyper-paced culture, an exponentially increasing amount of news | infotainment is mediated through small mobile devices serve as screens. The physical world is absorbed, transformed, and quickly consumed through these devices that tend to frame reality in arbitrary and artificial ways controlled by invisible and often coercive private interests. Ultimately, technological apparati are ephemeral and transitory.
The journey is the thing eh? What more does one need that his mates and open highway with the notion of limitless possibilities of the imagination? This is a mixed media 6-second animated GIF created in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. The gold, white-topped 1970 Pontiac LeMans like my grandpa "Big Al" used to own represents the echoes of a fourth, absent generation.
RUI [reality user interface] is a form of NUI [natural user interface], which is the common term used by designers and developers of human-machine interfaces. The word natural is used because most computer interfaces use artificial control devices whose operation has to be learned. A NUI relies on a user being able to quickly transition from novice to expert. Here, Body UI is a RUI created via mobile augmented reality and AR feature tracking.
A mixed-media collage of digital 3D elements, original and archived photography, and a hand-drawn sketch, this work explores the symbiotic nature of cities and their inhabitants. In many ways, the failure of Pruitt-Igoe became a symbol of local urban decline and the beginning of suburban sprawl. As an academic and an artist, BC's work has explored the democratizing intersections of technology and street art in urban spaces. As a St. Louis native, he sees the city as a symbiotic whole where all inhabitants, regardless of race, are inextricably linked and whose struggles are not bound by time. In other words, borrowing from Derrida, it is not until we can see our own humanity in the other that we can begin to break the mirror that has only reflected ourselves.