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1.4 The Thinker1.4 The Thinker

One Point Four (1.4) approx Quarter life size, 100 x 85cm x 50cm
Mixed Media: Telephony Wire

Darwin believed that only the fittest survive and you have to change to fit your environment.

Mainly changes happen very slowly...but...a World changing event can result in a massive leap in evolutionary terms in a short period!

Computers have made such a difference in such a short period (2 decades), what could be just around the corner?

'The human brain is not really quite like a computer, but it is more like a computer which is continually changing' Roger Penrose 'The Emperor's New Mind'

As a species, we are relying more and more on computers, not only in work but also for pleasure. Chatting more over the Internet, a different personality online, we can be anything we want !







Mpods

Mental Projection of Digital Self (M.P.O.D.S)

Life Sized, 100cm x 100cm x 80cm
Mixed Media: Telephony Wire & Computer Parts

My recent work dealing with the mental projection of my own image.

The mental world is ageless, perfect and precise, and you can change it by a whim of your imagination in a fraction of a second. The limitations of the physical world make physical perfection impossible, as we are never satisfied with our physical bodies. Computers can be used to make digital perfection in 3d that will not age. If you could download the human subconscious into a computer based body the physical limitations could be changed in the blink of an eye.

It is the projection of the timeless subconscious mental image of my ideal self, the one we are always striving for with exercise, diets, plastic surgery etc.,









Mpods
The  Electric Kiss The Electric Kiss

Life Sized. 175cm x 100cm x 80cm
Mixed Media. Telephony Wire & Computer Parts.

Influenced by
'The Kiss' by Auguste Rodin made in age before computers.

Electrical connection between two people

It is the joining of two minds and the electrical spark between them as they merge together.

It is the electricity, the suspense, the anticipation! The moment before your first kiss !.

As the wire is forced and bound together, this captures the movement and the moment in time which is a powerful force. The wire seems to buzz with electricity. As a species, we are relying more and more on computers, not only in work but also for pleasure. Chatting more over the Internet, a different personality online, we can be anything we want !







The Electric Thinker

SOLD 2006. Life Sized. 175cm x 100cm x 80cm
Mixed Media. Telephony Wire & Computer Parts

Influenced by
'The Kiss' by Auguste Rodin made in age before computers.

Electrical connection between two people

It is the joining of two minds and the electrical spark between them as they merge together.

Life Sized. 130cm x 100cm x 60cm
Mixed Media. Telephony Wire & Computer Parts.

Influenced by
'The Thinker' by Auguste Rodin made in age before computers.

I have updated The Thinker to reflect modern dependence on technology.

I was struck by the similarities between the body (nerves, impulses, electronic signals etc.,) and computers.

The human body is the greatest computer ever built, but this will soon be overtaken by technology.

However, the human consciousness or 'mind' is not replicated by a series of 1 & 0's it is more likely to be non-algorithmic in nature.




The Electric Thinker

UK


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