What do machines sing of?

Martin Backes2015


Montreal, Canada

What do machines sing of? is a fully automated machine, that sings pop hits from the 1990s on a loop. As the computer program performs these emotionally loaded songs, it attempts to reproduce the appropriate human sentiments. This behaviour reflects the machine’s desire to become sophisticated enough to create its own personality.


  • Title: What do machines sing of?
  • Creator: Martin Backes
  • Date Created: 2015
  • Location: Arsenal Contemporary Art
  • Subject Keywords: Contemporary Digital Art, New Media Art, Installation
  • Rights: @GRIDSPACE

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