Have you ever wanted to talk to a family member who is no longer alive?
British artist Simon Mckeown presents how in the future we will be able to use Big Data streams to create artificial digital life.
Simon Mckeown’s ‘Preserved Memories’, which is part of the Brave New World exhibition, shows how we will be able to reconstitute our reality without having to ever say goodbye to our loved ones. The successful British artist will present this concept in person during a presentation and subsequent discussion at the DOX Centre.
Big Data allows exponential development and achievement of unexpected and perhaps even unwanted results. In the future, it will be possible to recreate a deceased family member from photographs and video using a combination of gaming technology, voice synthesis, and Big Data streams from social networks, government databases, and health, consumer, or for example construction records. We will have achieved a discovery reminiscent of Frankenstein’s creation: a synthetic digital existence with recognizable form.