The most common narratives relegate algorithms to solution givers; given a problem or a question and while possibly hiding its own operation, an algorithm is equal to the function of an (immediate) answer provider. Still, algorithms need time to perform. They are entities which steo through time, traversing and consuming it. Pulling apart the start and end points, between problem and solution a space/time exists in which algorithms act and leave signs of their steps, the marks of their passing. Listening to those stitches and threads meands to re-construct the fabcric of a space proper to an algorithm's behavious. In this talk, departing form his own artistic practice, David Pirrò will try to exemplify how such spaces could be made sensible.

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David Pirrò

Threading Time

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