Installation / artificial intelligence
B-612 is a system consisting of two objects: a plant and a neural network. An independent measuring system, reacting only to certain external stimuli, such as humidity, temperature and light, acts as a mediator of the interaction between those objects.
The survival of the plant depends on the water level distributed by the neural network in a daily cycle. The “behavior” of the network and its “decisions” about the division of water are shaped by the reward system based on the read-outs of the plant’s living environment. The survival and the development of the objects is dependent on each other.
B-612 was made as a kind of experiment on the possibilities of shaping new kinds of symbiosis between the virtual and the real world. A glimpse at a possibility of dialog between the worlds, which does not require an interface. The two objects don’t engage in direct conversation, but are the dominant forces of change in each other’s environments, the core of the other’s world.