Shown here at Heinz Nixdorf Museum Germany (HNF).
Size 110 square metres in matrix shape.
The Nemesis Machine: Manifestation.
From Metropolis to Megalopolis to Ecumenopolis. 2023 version.
The installation uses thousands of real-time data streams which are being processed by unsupervised machine learning (AI). The artwork comes alive to represent the real-time agency of the environment (shown here in Germany at HNF) as an observed living system. This is the largest and most complex version made to date and was customized to the space in terms of its physical appearance and a new software interface for data inputs.
The Nemesis Machine is an ever-evolving artwork, always different and always expanding. The artwork shown here is 110 metres square. (there are various sizes that can be exhibited). The complexity of the artwork is incorporated into the real-time social agency of our environment to create an avatar city of bits. This is augmented by several layers that might not appear initially evident as you unpack this multi-disciplinary artwork.
It has many internal living systems including:- three sensor networks inside the artwork in the gallery, facial recognition embedding the audience in the structure, news feeds, Twitter feeds, and financial data, as well as a custom IOT mote sensor network. The main feature links to smart city networks and real-time data feeds shown here from all across Germany incorporating 250 pollution data feeds, 3000 weather data points, and 2500 real-time transport data feeds. The outcome incorporates AI and unsupervised machine learning and questions how will artificial intelligence affect the governance of the city in the future.
The artwork also further embeds the audience as units of data as actual performers by tracking them in the gallery and in the city and incorporating these data into the experience. This real-time cybernetic artwork demonstrates clearly how we complicitly use our technologies in social space at all times in this bigger machine. The artwork not only contributes to a field of practice I call panoptic aesthetics but is now performative on a global scale since we are all now units of data being parsed by the machine. Thus the Nemesis Machine is a spectacle in the literal sense and also in its more overt sense in that it is an object of how we experience the world around us.
The exhibition also has 24 other artworks including:
Velocity. The artwork becomes a real-time collective performance and the technology highlights how separate and stacked informational layers can be threaded to be made visible as an interwoven and entangled universe that has no borders. The artwork speculates of a future of shared data. https://velocity.stanza.co.uk/
Living Systems. A dynamic generative artwork using transport, weather, pollution data in Germany made using a newly created real time API with unsupervised machine learning process built in. Neural networks (adaptive resonance ART) recreates patterns inside data from across the whole of the country. The artwork shows how our city data is alive and how we form these systems by our own design. https://stanza.co.uk/livingsystems/index.html
Running Out Of Time. This artwork is an eco visualisation that questions the reality of how we are polluting our cities and our environment. As we increasingly pollute the air with our behaviors, other systems and networks become evident. https://stanza.co.uk/Thinair/index.html
Toxicity. Artwork eco visualisation scanning pollution data feeds with a machine learning system built in to represent the agency of the invisible city. In this case made to look like traffic in a city. https://stanza.co.uk/toxicity/index.html
Living Landscapes. This series of artworks raise several questions about the fluid liquid real time data space that now surrounds and envelops us everywhere. Who owns the data, who does this space belong to? What is the future of this technologically stacked interlocking mediated environment? https://stanza.co.uk/livinglandscapes/index.html
Nemesis Machine. Full project history see here. (http://stanza.co.uk/nemesis-machineweb/index.html)
See the exhibition in a 3d walk around.
To experience in a 3 D walk around. Click on the image above then enter this password...... HNFnemesis1962