"Molding the Signifier" is an interdisciplinary project on the intersections of art, cybernetics, ecology, linguistics and biology. It offers a discursive, confrontational and emotionally charged approach as to what constitutes (human) consciousness and how we perceive what *is* human from a perspective that is very sensitive to the problem of “uncanny valley” – language.

Real-time 3D installation made with Unreal Engine 3 / UDK and OpenCV
Production was supported by Fundación Telefónica and Institute of Intermedia Prague

Project Awards:

2014 Trans Media Akademie Hellerau / CYNETART Festival, Dresden
CYNETART International Award in cooperation with Ostsächsische Sparkasse
cynetart.de
cynetart.de/?l=e#cynetart-2014-info_msTitle_6

2012 Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo - Jury Selection Interactive Art Division
archive.j-mediaarts.jp/en/festival/2012/art/
archive.j-mediaarts.jp/en/festival/2012/art/works/16aj18_molding_the_signifier/

2011 Fundación Telefónica VIDA 13.2 A-Life Art Competition - Production Incentive
vida.fundaciontelefonica.com/proyectos/vida-13-2/

Related and Recommended:
On The Neurobiology and Mathematics of Consciousness by Christof Koch: youtube.com/watch?v=6i9kE3Ne7as
Research on microbiota manipulating host behavior: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25103109
Pop-sci article on idem: forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2014/08/17/a-different-kind-of-gut-feeling-how-intestinal-bacteria-could-manipulate-your-brain/

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