I am deeply drawn to the question of agency when humans act in concert with their own machines. As technology advances we ceed what used to be indivisibly human actions to digital surrogates. Examining our relationship with digital autonomy and control through the lens of previous conceptions of mechanical autonomy and control, is my goal in these works.
As creative work by machines drifts from guided algorithms and random juxtopositions towards learned choices and evocations of emotion, I investigate where meaning and beauty emerge in the juncture between writer and reader.
So many of our marks on the landscape are framed, once built, as passive. But small interventions can change that perception and activate them. Technology can be seen as extending our hearing, but often it just reminds us to hear. How can physical machines be symbols our imagination?
A series of fun, fast pieces about figures who have influenced me.