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Disenchantment Space

THU Sept. 7, 2017, 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 7:30 PM-8:00 PM
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K

Credit: AtsushiTadokoro

Atsushi Tadokoro (JP)

In an artificial-intelligence society, a code is hidden from people. Even without understanding the meaning of the code we perceive it as a form of magic, which produces new results by using enormous quantities of data and broad parameters.

Through his work Atsushi Tadokoro wants to unravel this magic by reversing the relationship between the code and the human being. It is an attempt to expose the inner surface of the concealed code in a hard shell.

Disenchantment Space transforms Deep Space 8K into a huge programmable space. Participants who enter Deep Space are transformed into objects that constitute the program. The objects will behave as program codes that generate sounds and images while interacting with each other. The image generated may not necessarily be a beautiful thing. But that is the result of behaving as code. Participants will be able to intuitively understand the inside of the code by moving around the space as part of the code.