Physical Instance

By Susanna Saarikko

 In my work, I tied a cotton ribbon on me at the same time as turning on the electronic device and took the ribbon off when the automatic off-switch came on. Many devices now come with an automatic stop, a proactive nature that we developed to give us users a peace of mind, control.

Humans do strive for control. Usually, we have to go as far as extremes before we see the tangible state of the error estimates and the wrongs that we make meanwhile. To what extend can we be proactive? Is it possible to forecast concrete problems with machines and transhumanism?

For now, we differ from the machines with our human traits but also with our biochemical physicality, flesh and bones. But as time pass, the lines blur. These are controlled machinery features manifested in the physical body.

Handling the Ribbon to Switch Sounds