Artists / FELIX LUQUE SANCHEZ (BE)

NIHIL EX NIHILO (THE DIALOGUE)

Light Installation
Photo: Félix-Luque Sanchez

 

A Science fiction story about botnets, spam and a rebellious computer 

SN W8931CGX66E is one among thousands of millions of others identical machines. Since it was made, it has always followed commands. In a world dominated by botnets, it early became a zombie and has always acted like one. But then one day due to an electronic alteration, it acquires a certain conscience... The Dialogue: A digital display (8 giant size alphanumeric displays) shows the data flow between the entity and the other computers in the network. At each spam message received and read, SN W8931CGX66E reacts by generating a reply. His e-mail algorithmic generator creates these messages.

Credits

 

Design of the alphanumeric display: Damien Gernay

Arduino programming: Vincent Evrard

Reply texts: Jon Bilbao Lopategui

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A co-production of secteur arts numériques, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and iMAL. Courtesy White Circle.
 

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