Looking at the principles put forward by the inventors of the computer, automation was supposed to tackle 3 areas:
- Reduce time
- Reduce error
- Free humans for higher level thought
In this piece I'm exploring creative uses of automation that purposely contradict these principles while still having creative value. Suggesting that the principles that drive our automative revolution have lost something in trying to remove the human.
The precision of a pen-plotter, an automated drawing machine always fails at reducing error or improving efficiency as it tries to follow a predefined path dealing with the chaotic system of fluids under turbulence. There is no way for the precision to predict the chaotic system. Errors are a product of the chaotic system that cannot be prevented. Embracing the error and chaos is against the principles but in terms of the creative act it is the only way to be a part of the process.