The Cyber-Squeak series spoofs the emergence of machine intelligence, in which electronics integrated with life-like forms, have begun to squeak their first words; in their language.

Cybersqueak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher. Photo Ken Rinaldo
Cybersqueak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher. Photo Ken Rinaldo

Through multiple sensors and switches, these interactive works respond to human touch and a changing light environment, which induces them to emit emphatic squawking sounds.

This digital, cacophonous and disjointed forest of information that we are immersed in.

They epitomize collective chaotic activity as an analog for the complex and dynamic processes that constitute life. They characterize life as large populations of simple organisms, interacting nonlinearly in the creation of collective global dynamics and lifelike behavior.

Cybersqueak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher. Photo Ken Rinaldo
Cybersqueak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher. Photo Ken Rinaldo

The intersection and co evolution of human cultures with technological information based systems has created an emergent web of data, images, and ideas that surround the globe and interact in a similar nonlinear fashion.

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Cyber -squeak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher. Photo Ken Rinaldo

The emergent behaviors from this co evolution of the biological and technological systems are resulting in the collapse of international borders, visualization of the earth as a total interdependent living system, an emergent form of consciousness through digital transmissions, perception extension through computer mediated vision systems and an overall collapse of space-time.

Toaster -squeak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher. Photo Ken Rinaldo
Toaster -squeak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher. Photo Ken Rinaldo

The call to the artistic, scientific, media based community, should be to immediately turn to development and implementation of worldwide distributed fiber optic networks that simultaneously receive and send information with force feedback suits and advanced virtual environments, permitting the fusing of computer based networks and human minds into a distributed emergent consciousness.

Toaster-Squeak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher
Toaster-Squeak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher

When buttons were pushed each Cybersqueek was activated by motors attached to the springs. This was done to allow for longevity at Image de Future.

Fluorescent -squeak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher. Photo Ken Rinaldo
Fluorescent -squeak by Ken Rinaldo Image de Future curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher. Photo Ken Rinaldo

EXHIBITIONS

BANFF CENTER WALTER PHILIPS GALLERY, Alberta, Canada. Jun. 8th-July 2002
Sentient Circuitry Exhibition curated by Melanie Townsend. Displayed Autopoiesis and 1 Cybersqueek. Invited.
CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR, Sacramento, California. Aug. 1995
California Arts Invitational. Juried Show. Displayed CyberSqueek sound series.
BLASTHAUS GALLERY, San Francisco, California. Apr. 1995
In No-Sense Defense Exhibition curated by William Linn. Displayed Technology Recaps Phylogeny and CyberSqueeks.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE GALLERY, San Francisco, California. Apr. 1994
Artists Shedding Light on Technology Exhibition curated by YLEM. Displayed Technology Recaps Phylogeny and CyberSqueeks.
HOLMES FINE ART GALLERY, San Jose, California. Nov. 1994
Action Experimental Art Exhibition. Tubifex Worm installation and CyberSqueek series.
WILLIAMS GALLERY, Princeton, New Jersey. Aug.1993
“Gallery artists show” the CyberSqueeks.
IMAGE DU FUTUR 92, 
Montreal, Canada. May 1992
Cité des Arts et des Nouvelles Technologies de Montréal curated by Ginette Major and Herve Fisher. Displayed eight new CyberSqueeks in an interactive installation.
SHAPIRO JAMESON GALLERY,   San Francisco, California. Oct. 1991
Gallery Artists Exhibition. CyberSqueeks an interactive installation.

MEDIA

C.Net, KRON TV, coverage of the CYBERSQUEEKS, 1994.

 

COLLECTIONS

Christine Sperber MiMi Ferst Gallery NY Collection Tech Recaps PhylogenyCyberSqueeks commission 1997, 1993
Lisa Bornstein Collection Two CyberSqueek sound sculptures 1996
Dr. and Mrs. Pink, CyberSqueek commission, 1994
Dr. Steig Cyber Squeak commission Transplant Institue San Francisco
Charles Wehrenberg CyberSqueek