Outbreak

There is no need to go for a target directly and at a steady pace to reach it. Any digression should not be seen as a deficit, because only when the wandering of the thoughts can be implemented constructively, a creative process can be created. The linear goal is widely circled in the mind and all possibilities of approximation examined to select the most interesting path, which can then be changed spontaneously in favour of a supposedly better one. Breaking out within standardised limits: an interplay between divergence and convergence.

A work in the context of the Data Loam exhibition and publication:

Sometimes Hard, Usually Soft. The Future of Knowledge Systems As a reaction to the dominant effect and interpretive authority of the digital, Data Loam combines radical approaches based on positions taken in the international practice of contemporary art. Previously: insistence on indexicality and the instrumental reduction of knowledge. Instead: a new metric that requires play, curiosity, experiment, and risk. As an urgent response to the continually growing flood of information that libraries, search engines, and cultural institutions are exposed to, the authors develop approaches that suggest and permit sensual logic, causal permeability, and new forms of man–machine interaction. Data Loam focuses on the future of knowledge systems in texts about artificial intelligence, cybernetics, and cryptoeconomics – as a means of counteracting end-of-the-world fears. New approaches to AI, cybernetics, and cryptoeconomics in the context of contemporary art Alternative models of data mining, indexing, correlation The significance of knowledge in the 21st century as an expression of sense/sensuality, experiment, risk AUTHOR INFORMATION Johnny Golding, Royal College of Art, London Martin Reinhart, filmmaker, Vienna Mattia Paganelli, Royal College of Art, London

Previously: insistence on indexicality and the instrumental reduction of knowledge. Instead: a new metric that requires play, curiosity, experiment, and risk. As an urgent response to the continually growing flood of information that libraries, search engines, and cultural institutions are exposed to, the authors develop approaches that suggest and permit sensual logic, causal permeability, and new forms of man–machine interaction.

Data Loam focuses on the future of knowledge systems in texts about artificial intelligence, cybernetics, and cryptoeconomics – as a means of counteracting end-of-the-world fears. New approaches to AI, cybernetics, and cryptoeconomics in the context of contemporary art Alternative models of data mining, indexing, correlation The significance of knowledge in the 21st century as an expression of sense/sensuality, experiment, risk AUTHOR INFORMATION Johnny Golding, Royal College of Art, London Martin Reinhart, filmmaker, Vienna Mattia Paganelli, Royal College of Art, London

AUTHOR INFORMATION Johnny Golding, Royal College of Art, London Martin Reinhart, filmmaker, Vienna Mattia Paganelli, Royal College of Art, London