As natural speakers, think of the sound produced by a sea shell when held to the ear, the varying shapes and sizes of the hand built coiled pots create varied tonalities depending on how they are interacted with. For instance, if a microphone is placed inside of a pot it creates a controlled feedback tone which changes in pitch depending on the size of pot.
Sleepeels Youtube Channel
The Youtube algorithm is designed to selectively choose extreme content in order to captivate the attention of it’s audience.In this way a feedback loop occurs between viewer and algorithm where ideologies become polarized in a self-fulfilling echo chamber of ideas.
Conversations With Siri
Siri is a disembodied voice, a speech algorithm and it is the virtual assistant ‘living’ on my late 2011, 15-inch, MacBook Pro. There aren’t biological sensory organs in my MacBook such as ears, eyes and skin which could detect the emotional quality of my voice or see facial expressions, and feel the temperature of my living room. Instead of human sensory organs, there are keys detecting finger strokes, voice sensors for speech recognition and a camera that if I was being paranoid could act as a digital eye into my personal living space.
Domestic Work Algorithm
I’ve been interested in the exploitative relationships between labor and digital platforms. I’m currently using employee monitoring software on myself and exploring what productivity means as a digital worker. Here an algorithm, mines employee data, takes random screenshots of employee activity and tracks GPS through company phones and alerts an employer of any suspicious behavior. And in a similar project I used my employee data from from my work with Helpling, a digital platform for housekeepers similar to Uber, to create digital tapestries which were a representation of my labor and exploitation as a contracted worker.
These drawings, are created using made up symbols. These symbols are drawn repeatedly following an algorithmic equation. The equation is created using dice. The dice choose which symbols will be used within the drawings, how many times they will berepeated, what order, and the colors which are used. The drawings can be hand replicated once an equation is formulated.
Digital drawings can be made using the language of computer code. Anything can be turned into data and therefor programmed into a code and made into a drawing.
What bodies might look like if downloaded into a virtual space. The evolutionary process scrambles and bodies morph into various biological forms. Sometimes limbs are added or subtracted and there can be the addition of feathers and tails as well as the presentation of multiple genders.