Myth has been used throughout history as a tool of interpretation and understanding, a gathering of shared experiences, such as historical or religious events, nature and natural phenomena. Often spoken through personification creating behavioral models and as a moral compass.
Vague understandings of emerging technological concepts and how they work, create fertile soil for the conception of myths.
The Oracle’s Query is an exploration of our modern day technology with the tool kit of mythology, it offers an interpretation into the vast and ever changing landscape of technology.
The Cloud becomes a metaphysical data-center in the heavens, meme cats and self-aware robots roam the countryside, where the sky is darken by flocks of drones who loom over vast data-mines, and in the dark corners of the AI’s imagination, the creatures of the Deep Dream emerge.
The tapestry depicts a modern-day technological cosmology, a logical medium for the interwoven history of the computer and the Jacquard loom, both were programmed with binary systems through/via punch-cards. Ada Lovelace predicted that these new machines (computers) could be used for “other things besides number”, referring to music, art and poetry drawing parallels between the pattern making looms and the computers
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