Simulation 1.4 –

Alien Encounters

Performed for the Monash University Symposium on Automated Culture, 2019

A script generated by language learning model GPT-2: a philosophical doctrine on cyborg-human relations, dreaming, snakes, sex / bdsm and hypnotherapy, performed by an alien caressing a glass of water.

"Technology is constructing our skins and souls, only now it has reached a point of transformation that is unprecedented in the history of the world...

The real question is how to become nonhuman and still be human, something entirely different than us... The human need to distinguish between a human being and a machine, and vice versa, becomes, in the human's imagination, the aesthetic of a cyborg..."