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Shane Brennan — States


“States is a set of 200 words drawn from scientific and corporate language. Organized into separate, randomly shuffled columns, these word sets combine to produce over 6.2 million potential phrases (or “states”) suggestive of planetary changes either reflective of, or causally related to, human intervention in the climate.”

Edge: THE PANCAKE PEOPLE, OR, “THE GODS ARE POUNDING MY HEAD”

Lewis Fry Richardson’s answer to the question of creative thinking by machines is a circuit diagram, drawn in the late 1920s and published in 1930, illustrating a self-excited, non-deterministic circuit with two semi-stable states, captioned “Electrical Model illustrating a Mind having a Will but capable of only Two Ideas.”