The signal and the noise

Tweed, C (2016) The signal and the noise.

Item Type: Film/video
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: 6 February 2016
Funders: Wellcome Trust
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 18:21
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 19:22
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