Unistra - 2018
Homo Faber Inutilem
Speculative design project that questions the faculty of human creation and its relation to artificial intelligence.
“During years, humans relied on artificial intelligences to improve their life quality. Exponential technologic growth gave reason to Ray Kurzweil’s timeline and February 5th 2048 gave birth to the first strong AI. This discover tragged us into a technological revolution era where humanity went from the actor to the simple spectator of its creations. Full AI (AGI) multiplied themselves and their calculation power never stopped growing, each one of them leading to another supra-human creation.
The development of AGI permitted the emergent of a work-free world. Human society organised itself in a leisure civilisation where the goal of men isn’t well-being through progress anymore. We can ask ourselves about the forms that take human relationships in a world in which resources are equally shared and without any social difference. By what means is the need in a leisure civilisation envisaged? How to create meaning in an ended progress world? Thereby we can ask ourselves what forms do individual goals take in a world where technological development and societal question resolution are no longer our primary problems.“
AI optimising every action of the human life, questioned themselves on new mediums to sustain humans in the most effective way possible. I base myself on the works of François Azambourg and David Edwards about edible packaging.
In this universe, humans don’t waste in useless actions. They just have to bring nutritive cells to their mouth. No more waste, no more thrown away energy, only optimal nutritional intakes.
“Linked to the resource management central system, the ducts daily deliver the molecules, bacteria and nutrients necessary to the manufacturing of your food. Meals are developed thanks to your genetic profile to offer you what’s really useful for your body in order to preserve the planet resources.“
01. Nutritive cell synthetic supplier
02. Nutritive cell
As an answer to this perfect world conceived by super intelligences, a human alliance was created to show what represents humanity. Errors, operating defects, uselessness and poorly done aren’t they what we call the humanity of productions ?
This project is presented as an exhibition, a manifesto of what could be human creation essence.
03. Plate and instrument, damaged synthetic food, 2055