ETERNAL U. INC
- :Κυριακή Γονή
- Media installation, Website, Video, 2017
- @Beau Rivage
In a near future the world is suffering for forgetfulness. Artifical Intelligence offers the solution.
In 2062, the world’s population suffers from various forms of memory loss. Digital dementia, Alzheimer’s, are only few of multiple manifestations of this modern plague. Eternal U, employing a range of trained artificial intelligence systems, offers the solution. By activating and personalizing an artificial intelligence system, the user transfers all her personal digital data to it and trains it. When the user sinks into amnesia, the system replaces her. Within the hyperconnected information society, within the ultimate electronic Panopticon, the machine becomes an extension and gradually a substitute for the user’s memory. What happens, however, when the machine, with user’s memories and data, claims its recognition as a digital
citizen and person? In 2062, the European Agency for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence has already set a form of “electronic personhood”.
Who is who?
Research and technology are integral parts of Goni’s artistic practise. Her work focuses mainly on the interaction between machine, algorithm and human. By using visuals, sound and code she investigates notions like memory, oblivion, privacy and personal data and the relation of our society to technology.
Her works are exhibited in galleries and new media festivals internationally: Transmediale, AND, Tomorrows, Athens Digital Art Festival, International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA21, Vancouver), SIGGRAPH2016 (California), IMPAKT, Oddstream (Netherlands). Following her practise she designs and conducts workshops (commissions by Onassis Cultural Centre, Science Fest etc). At the same time part of her practise is presented in conferences on Arts and Technology (SIGGRAPH2016, xArts2013, Renew2013).
Her art paper Deletion Process_Only you can see my history: Investigating Digital Privacy, Digital Oblivion, and Control on Personal Data Through an Interactive Art Installation, has been published on August 2016, on Leonardo, Journal of Art, Science and Technology, MIT.
More at: http://kyriakigoni.com/