No One Is An Island
Artist duo Random International illustrates how humans are influenced by living with machines – and then decides to create a human algorithm, with the help of DLD attendees.
“We want you to experience how it is to be a computer”, Hannes Koch, one of the group’s founders, explains.
For the roughly 40 participants, that means: no talking and following a few simple rules – such as one step per beat, observing nearby people, moving in a similar direction as most of the others. So that the collective movement creates a pattern similar to what an algorithm might produce.
Led by founders Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass, Random International is a post-digital art group exploring the impact of technological development on the human condition. The group works across an array of media including sculpture, light, kinetics, video, print, and sound.