"Do we really want a world in which a hiring algorithm weeds out everybody prone to clinical depression with some good probabilistic ability, 90% of them ?It's a problem if it's right. It's a problem when it's wrong." Zeynep Tufekci "Sleepwalking into Surveillant Capitalism" (opentranscripts)
My proposal for the project would have to do with the idea of clouds that Hendrix is so fascinated with, and interaction between clouds and people. When thinking of clouds, I thought a lot about the processes that they go through. There are many different kinds of clouds, and they control weather which greatly affects peoples moods. For my piece, I was thinking to make an audio visual piece, using an Arduino, and play outdoor noises in the gallery, like birds, wind, thunder, etc. With no one in the room, the noises would be very calm. But with more people entering the space, the noises would reflect worse and worse weather, going to heavy wind and thunderstorms. Ideally, this would also be linked to a projection of an image of clouds, and they would become darker and darker as the weather got worse, perhaps projected on the ceiling. The idea would be to relate the number of people in the room to precipitation, the more people that are in the room, the more precipitation in the sky, and the denser and more turbulent the clouds.