The signal and the noise

Tweed, C (2016) The signal and the noise. In: Silent Signal, Quad, Derby, UK, 6 February - 6 March 2016 and 18 March - 23 April 2016.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Tweed, C
Abstract: Voiced by an anonymous group of hybrid machines, from some point in the near future, The Signal and the Noise exposes the parallels of computer coding and genetic coding in humans and animals. The work’s narrators look at these creatures as inefficient machines and consider ways of editing and improving their code. The film draws upon the latest advances in DNA sequencing technology, as well as new ways of controlling behaviour, such as Optogenetics, to propose a future vision of hybrid computing devices that are used to monitor and repair living things, resulting in better performing humans and animals. Whilst the work appears to be a piece of science fiction, all of the technologies and ideas discussed are based on actual advances and research, and visions of how things might materialise in the future.
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Date: 2016
Event Location: Quad, Derby, UK
Additional Locations: Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK
Number of Pieces: 1
Measurements/Duration: 06:47
Exhibition Catalogue Title: Silent Signal

The exhibition in Derby is linked to the symposium which focused on collaboration at the intersection of art, science and technology. The day featured presentations from the Silent Signal collaborators, and panel discussions with those from the fields of both art and science.

The exhibition in Birmingham coincided with Arts & Sciences Festival and included events held at University of Birmingham and the media arts lab Vivid Projects.

Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2016 11:33
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 19:22
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