EMW TV Transmission: Datacode - Wraithmachine Chapter 1 (Methlab Recordings)


MethLab Recordings have very kindly allowed us to present the already much revered first part of the Datacode Cyber Punk Operetta ‘Wraith Machine’ on EMW TV.

Having been picked up previously by VICE Creators Lab (https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/ae5vwj/cyberpunk-cgi-opera-features-an-ai-having-a-mental-breakdown) and XLR8R (https://www.xlr8r.com/news/datacode-depicts-the-mind-bending-journey-of-an-ai-in-new-audio-visual-release) this intense and deeply satisfying work of art still remains current.

The story of an AI machine finding a conscience and having what us humans would define as a mental breakdown.

Italian artist Datacode creates a piece that questions are understanding of the capabilities of machines and their purpose. Spending 6 months in the math of Cycling '74 Max and Jitter and the waste grounds of consumer technology.

Repurposing old technology to tell the story of a new technology not yet realised.

AI is a big topic at the moment and many are afraid of the potentials of a totally autonomous and logic based eco system taking over the world.

What are your thoughts on AI and the future of technology?

Original release on May 2nd 2017

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WARNING! Those with Epilepsy are advised not to watch this video as it contains flashing images.

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