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Tuesday, May 3 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Physical Possibility - self-destructive machines

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Machines, to date, are human-made and human-oriented. But that might not be so for much longer: futurists like Ray Kurzweil predict the coming Singularity where artificial intelligence will surpass that of the human race. If that comes to pass, how will machines resemble humans and how will they be different? Will they inherit any of our own predilections for self-harm or self-love? Physical Possibility seeks to explore the human reaction to human-like behavior in machines. Each of the set of 4 pieces features a computer than can think - and, by some definitions, can decide - about how it will treat itself. It's not clear at the beginning whether some of the machines will maim themselves out of existence. Only after the course of several days of operation will the audience be able to see the outcome of what we could call the machines' free will.

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Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is a Brooklyn-based artist and technologist who uses engineering discipline to create wonder. When inspiration strikes, he uses CAD, rapid prototyping, and a lot of manual labor to create explorations of human and machine interaction in the physical world. A recent... Read More →

Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Clemente Center