Selected work for 7x7, a collaboration with poet
Mariah Rigg. July 2021
I made these works in NYC during the lockdown in the summer of 2020. My process was guided by an interview with John Hopfield, known for an invention of an associative neural network in 1982, where he explains how a glitch becomes a useful feature. “So, you have the possibility of duplicating, and then having things drift apart; one of them retain the old function, the other one does something new for you. And there's evolutionary pressure to improve.“ In nature, errors get incorporated into the ecosystem. Later on, Hopifield adds that one of the dangers in the current approach to AI and other new technologies is that errors get eliminated. This inspired me to consider embracing error as a form of improvement.

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