意識邊界Beyond Consciousness 王連晟個展 Lien-Cheng WANG solo exhibition

「意識邊界」試圖在探討資料與運算所構成的網路系統到底能不能形成一種意識,如果可能的話那會是什麼?一個由人類的上傳資料所建構而成的巨大資料庫,搭配著人工智能的發展,未來將形成一種複雜的集合體。這個巨大的意識集合體會如何感知及回應世界?隨著人類的發展,這種概念下的邊界是否存在,抑或是人類活動的範圍?
意識在科學上尚未有一完整且明確的定義。一般來說是指人對環境及自我的認知能力以及認知的清晰程度。而同時間意識也是一種關於認知到自我的一種體現。
藝術家王連晟在本次個展中嘗試討論機器意識的各種可能的面向。《室內運動學》將球作為一種訊息傳遞的模擬,並讓觀眾觀看時的視覺切割成非常小的片段,討論一種細微感知的問題。《召喚者》透過電磁感應與超自然現象的探討連結,《再生運動-點陣式印表機》討論全球化電子廢棄物的問題與資訊可視化。《地平線-海洋》、《球型-太陽》則使用人工智慧去詮釋大量資料。

“Beyond Consciousness”, tries to explore whether the network system constituted by data and algorithms can form a consciousness, and if it is possible, what will it be? A huge database constructed from data uploaded by humans, together with the advancement of artificial intelligence all aggregate into a complex entity. How will this huge collective consciousness perceive and respond to our world? Alongside human development, does a boundary exist under this concept or is it the limit of human activities?
There is still no definitive and clear definition of consciousness in science. Generally speaking, it refers to a person’s cognition of the environment and self, as well as the clarity of this cognition. At the same time, consciousness is also a manifestation of self-recognition.
Artist Wang Lien-Cheng will attempt to explore various possible aspects of machine consciousness in his 2020 solo exhibition. The work, Interior kinematics, utilizes the ball as a simulation of the information transmission process, and the viewers’ vision is reduced into small fragments to discuss the idea of our subtle senses. Summoner, discusses the supernatural phenomena through its connection to electromagnetic induction. Regeneration movement – dot matrix printers, discusses the problem of global electronic wastes and the visualization of information. While Horizon – sea, and Sphere – sun, utilizes artificial intelligence to interpret large volumes of data.