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.
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.
The digital, cacophonous, and disjointed forest of information we are immersed in, is reflected in their behaviors.
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 creating collective global dynamics and lifelike behavior.
The intersection and co-evolution of human cultures with technological information-based systems have created an emergent web of data, images, and ideas that surround the globe and interact similarly and nonlinearly.
The emergent behaviors from this co-evolution of the biological and technological systems result in the collapse of international borders, visualization of the earth as an 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.
The call to the artistic, scientific, media-based community should be to immediately turn to the 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.
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.
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 is an interactive installation.
The KNOW Zone, 1994 on the Cybersqueeks and the Flock
C.Net, KRON TV, coverage of the CYBERSQUEEKS, 1994.
Christine Sperber, MiMi Ferst Gallery NY Collection Tech, Recaps Phylogeny CyberSqueeks commission 1997, 1993
Leonardo Magazine, Two CyberSqueek sound sculptures 1996
Dr. and Mrs. Pink, CyberSqueek commission, 1994
Dr. Steig Cyber Squeak commission Transplant Institue San Francisco
Charles Wehrenberg CyberSqueek