To be able to talk about technology, I need to use technology. Machinemade.xyz contains a six-part series about the influence of technology on humans. The videos are made with the use of countless gathered videos from the internet. The internet has given us access to a plethora of videos, images and information. But it has also shifted our views on authorship.
As a part of the machine-made series I made an installation that shows how technology is able to lead its own life. Images have become very important to humans. For over 40.000 years we have made paintings and sculptures of nature. We need images to comprehend te world. We connect to the world through technology. Although we created
technology, it has the ability to lead its own life. The installation uses 10 years of eBay stock exchange data to paint images. We created the financial system but we don't fully control it anymore. The financial system is an example of technology that is able to lead its own life and behave autonomous. Just like nature.
Is it possible for technology to develop its own understanding of the world?
Following are a selection of paintings made with the machine.