[ISEA2014] Artist Statement: Byron Rich, Brandon Aleson & Ian Thomas — Autonomous Player Simulation (APS)

Artists Statement

APS is an interactive near-future scale model of a gun that autonomously responds to viewer presence. It investigates the interrelationships between gaming culture, and military drone technology facilitated by communication technology. Video: Autonomous Player Simulationv1.0  byronrich.com/Autonomous-Player-Simulation-v1-0-2014

  • Byron Rich, Assistant Professor – Electronic Art, Intermedia and Painting. Director of Art & Technology, Allegheny College, Meadville PA, USA.   byronrich.com
  • Brandon Aleson. Originally from Costa Mesa, CA, USA, Brandon Aleson has lived in Seattle (USA) since 2009. He is a self-taught artist, maintaining a practice that focuses primarily on the ontology of the image, with inevitable spillages into sound as physical material, and digitally mediated space in relation to the physical body. In 2014 he completed “Blood Let,” a performance in which his blood was extracted by a phlebotomist, made into blood sausage by the artist, and then re-consumed. signalculture.org/brandon-aleson.html#.XcMnbJpKhPY  generationloss.click
  • Ian Thomas, Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture, Allegheny College, Meadville PA, USA.