We rely increasingly on computers and algorithms to assist, enhance, mediate, advise and control our lives. AI magnifies and accelerates this, perhaps exponentially. Our identities and each of our worlds are more interwoven with our devices; our online blurs with irl reality. The coming changes may be prodigious.
We use various machine fonts: optical character recognition, monospaced, 8-bit and coding to acknowledge and consider this age of digitization and information.
The underscore _ is a coding and programming reference. It indicates readiness to receive input or instruction. It also signifies emptiness; the space between words and the mystery of silence.