David Aston’s practice is centred around anthropology and human cultural evolution. Rolling with Humanity (resistance is futile) is a simulator testing how we roll, or gamble with humanity through the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, the machine is symbolic – it does not function. The dice and outcome will always remain in suspended animation, just as the future balance between human intelligence and AI is unknown.
Rolling with humanity (resistance is futile). 6 Attest you are human dice, plastic test tubes, antique brass resistors and Bakelite resistance box, 25cm W x 22cm H x 10.5cm D. Courtesy of the artist.