Angel_F at the Forte Prenestino
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Forte Prenestino, 14th-17th June, 2007
The Angel_f (Autonomous, Non Generative E-volitive Life_Form) Artificial Intelligence has been shown at the Forte Prenestino (Rome, Italy) during the “Crack, Fumetti Dirompenti” international comics exhibition.
A distribution of the mini-USB sculptures containing the “Presence” software was performed during the show. Starting the software for the first time generates a unique ID for the users, matching a unique cartoon style icon-head, both generated by the system. Users can use their icon-head to travel through an infinite starfield, populated by the other “Presence” users: a P2P system based on the emerging network allows for chat sessions and file search and transfer.
One of the small identities living in “Presence” is Angel_f itself. The text exchanged by chatting with the little AI contributes to the definition of the young digital being’s language. The AI’s mind is currently being fed by Derrick de Kerckhove, Antonio Caronia and Carlo Formenti by using their blogs on
The Bloki FreePreXXX has also been distributed during the exhibition: this free publication has been produced as a part of the Biodoll performance by Franca Formenti.
Its text has been generated by Angel_f’s linguistic intelligence. Its images have been selected on the network by autonomous software agents coordinated by our little child AI, instructing them to find relevant multimedia published under Creative Commons licenses on the http://www.flickr.com and http://images.google.com websites.
The whole project has been designed to perform an integrated study on digital life from artistic, philosophical, anthropological, sociological, legislative points of view.
The project is autonomously financed with the sale of the USB mini-sculptures containing the “Presence” software and of the B_Angels (the “Baci di Angel” are chocolates with an Open Source recipe: in their label an AI-generated aphorism substitutes the romantic sentences usually found in the “Baci Perugina” chocolates).
The following people are currently working on the project:
Derrick de Kerckhove
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