Sunday 19 April 2009

Bugs : : Multimedia Installation

A media art work by Gonzalo Geraldo and Mario Mora, image detection, and audio feedback process data held on January 2009, faculty of arts University of Chile.

According to Gonzalo Geraldo; in September 1947 a group of scientists working at Harvard University, on one of the first computers, the Mark II, one mole of five meters long and two wide-where at any moment is a failure and canceled all processes. The cause of the problem was a moth that got inside the computer and caused a short circuit. A bug occurs whenever an error happens in computational systems.

"From the perspective of an engineer, an error in the system is a catastrophe, but from the perspective of art is an error that can be used productively both in formal and discursive ways."

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