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April 12, 2016 AT 7:00 am

“The Promise of Total Automation” Exhibition Looks Humans and Machines #ArtTuesday

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Kunsthalle Wien‘s exhibition The Promise of Total Automation is a deep dive into the history of our relationship with machines, interfaces, technology, and systems — via We Make Money Not Art

The Promise of Total Automation, an exhibition recently opened at Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, looks at our troubled relationship with machines. Technical devices that were originally designed to serve and assist us and are now getting smarter and harder to control and comprehend. Does their growing autonomy mean that the machines will one day overpower us? Or will they remain our subservient little helpers, our gateway to greater knowledge and sovereignty?

From the exhibition materials:

The “promise of total automation” was the battle cry of Fordism. What we nowadays call “technology” is an already co-opted version of it, being instrumentalized for production, communication, control and body-enhancements, that is for a colonization and rationalization of space, time and minds. Still technology cannot be reduced to it. In the exhibition, automation, improvisation and sense of wonder are not opposed but sustain each other. The artistic positions consider technology as complex as it is, animated at the same time by rational and irrational dynamics.

 


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