JACK and the MACHINE
An Interactive Documentary
Essays on The Machine
Our Lives, Encoded with Alexander Rakoczy
Published by Broken Toilets
The trappings of living in the ephemeral world of data and machine communication.
Published by The Absurdist/Endless
A combination of this “carry anywhere” device and a global information utility such as the ARPA network or two-way cable TV, will bring the libraries and schools (not to mention stores and billboards) of the world to the home. One can imagine one of the first programs an owner will write is a filter to eliminate advertising!
The Character & Ephemera From a Century of Machine Thinking
Talks on The Machine
Presented at C-Base: Home of the Chaos Computer Club in Berlin, Germany
The power of large government and corporate surveillance systems feel like an intractable part of our everyday digital lifestyle. However, the raw intelligence of centralized computer systems pale in comparison to decentralized personal computers, each augmented by a human actor. This talk examines how the PC threatens traditional power structures and how those systems have responded.
Presented at Pecha Kucha, Berlin, Germany
Our thoughts are the material of the Internet. In the midst of ever-evolving man/machine integration, I’ll use declassified documents to show how politicians have used computers to monitor these thoughts in the past, and suggest new ways of thinking about intimacy and computers in the future.