Link Editions is proud to announce the publication of Artificial Fear Intelligence of Death by Swiss artist Lauren Huret, an artist book co-published with Kunsthaus Langenthal on the occasion of the artist’s solo exhibition (Lauren Huret – Artificial Fear Intelligence of Death, Kunsthaus Langenthal, April 28 – June 26, 2016). The book is available for free download and in print on demand at editions.linkartcenter.eu, and in a special edition of 150 signed and numbered copies at the exhibition space.
Lauren Huret, Artificial Fear Intelligence of Death. In conversation with Monica Anderson, Erik Davis, R.U. Sirius and Dag Spicer, Link Editions 2016. Color, English, 128 pages, perfect bound paperback, ISBN 9781326612689. Co-published by Kunsthaus Langenthal
The public discourse around AI is oscillating between salvation and the apocalyptic, often referring to images from Science Fiction. Meanwhile, in our smartphones, in search engines or in automatic translation, forms of artificial intelligence are already part of our everyday life. An ongoing artistic research on the topic brought Geneva-based artist Lauren Huret to California, where she conducted interviews with four protagonists of the discourse: Computer scientist and entrepreneur Monica Anderson (Artificial Intuition), computer historian Dag Spicer (Computer History Museum), writer and editor R.U. Sirius (MONDO 2000) and writer Erik Davis (TechGnosis. Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information).
Lauren Huret (born 1984) complements these conversations on the past and present of artificial intelligence with collages based on images from computer magazines of the 1970s and 1980s, the early days of the personal computer, as well as advertisements from these magazines compared computers with human and magic abilities.
The Link Art Center is proudly part of Masters & Servers. Networked Cultures in the Post Digital Age, a European adventure focused on a new generation of digital interventionism, awarded with a Creative Europe 2014 – 2020 grant. Up to August 2016, Masters & Servers will explore networked culture in the post-digital age.
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