World Briefing

  • World Briefing

  • Artist: Oliver Hockenhull
  • Year: 2007
  • Duration: insta
  • Country: Canada
  • A quantum-tunneling neo-fluxus installation. The project builds on experiments conducted over the past 35 years at a number of laboratories, demonstrating that human consciousness interacts with random event generators (REGs), apparently "causing" them to produce non-random patterns.
    WORLD BRIEFING uses a REG which uses quantum indeterminate electronic noise in the form of low amplitude voltage fluctuations to generate a constant stream of apparently random numbers. The resulting information is combed by a series of statistical benchmarks and translated to provide parameters for a further algorithm that edits a collection of video and sound clips.

  • Accession #: 2923
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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