PUK*, Towards a new Theory of Creativity, 2018, multimedia installation
Work commissioned by the Niet Normaal Foundation
What kind of intelligence are we talking about when we talk about artificial intelligence? Only the kind of intelligence that comes in handy to make complex calculations? Get acquainted with PUK*, an artificial intelligence that has been developed by artist Floris Schönfeld since 2017. PUK* is not service-oriented and has its own logic that lies between intelligence, creativity and madness. Just like any artificial intelligence (AI), PUK* learns through input. For the presentation in ROBOT LOVE, PUK* learns from sessions with people whose way of thinking falls outside the neurological norm. We can also get acquainted with the current ‘processor’ of that data: an ant colony.