In the 5th grade, I devised my own language, for I could think of no better or more fascinating challenge. For my Master's thesis at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, I could think of no better or more fascinating challenge than to invent language-inventing machines.
What resulted was The Dawn Chorus, a group of electronic sculptures that do just this—emergently, and autonomously. Using a suite of custom hardware and a simple neural network for each device, the individuals learn from each other and are thus able to converge on common, conventional "words" for their experiences, such as a flash of light or sudden noise.
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