Mogens Jacobsen: The Entropy Machine

  • ©, Mogens Jacobsen, The Entropy Machine


    The Entropy Machine

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Artist Statement:

    On top of a box hangs a monitor surrounded by petri dishes containing bacterial cultures. The box is an information greenhouse. Inside the greenhouse, a computer randomly chooses from a library of approximately fifty images. A cellular automata-algorithm slowly changes the image on the monitor. The image decays. Information-mould grows on the image. The growth rate is controlled by measuring the heat radiation from the surroundings. The audience is part of the system and inevitably alters the image.


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