Friday, August 22, 2008

If you could read my mind...

...while I was playing chess, it might look like this:

Actually, this is what it looks like to read the artificial mind of Thinking Machine 4 while it plays chess.

The artwork is an artificial intelligence program, ready to play chess with the viewer. If the viewer confronts the program, the computer's thought process is sketched on screen as it plays. A map is created from the traces of literally thousands of possible futures as the program tries to decide its best move. Those traces become a key to the invisible lines of force in the game as well as a window into the spirit of a thinking machine.


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