Exhibition: Kitty AI

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Exhibition: Kitty AI

May 19th 2018, 12:00 pm - July 14th 2018, 5:00 pm

KITTY AI: Artificial Intelligence for Governance by Pinar Yoldas

The year is 2039. War (the P-Crisis EMEA war) has ravaged West Eurasia. The emotional impact on its citizen’s cannot be overstated. In the aftermath, an Artificial Intelligence who happens to be a kitten becomes the first non-human governor. She rules over Megalopolis. Leading a politician-free life with a network of other Artificial Intelligences, Kitty lives in the mobile devices of citizens and can love up to 3 million people.

This exhibition considers AI (Artificial Intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by machines) and humanity’s relationship to this emerging technology. With Kitty AI, Pinar challenges the end-of-the-world narratives that have driven debates and societal concerns surrounding the technology.

Pinar Yoldas is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. She is currently based in San Diego, USA, but was born and grew up in Turkey (a country controversially excluded from EU Membership). As well as digital exhibitions, Pinar’s work spans a number of mediums including kinetic sculpture and architectural installations. Exploring biological sciences, environmental sciences and digital technologies, her practice is strongly influenced by movements such as posthumanism, eco-nihilism, the anthropocene and feminist techno-science. Pinar’s practice draws attention to climate change, throwaway culture, and other-than-human subjectivities, both animal and AI.
Pinar will be in residence at BOM from 25 to the 30 of June.




This exhibition consists of a 6 minute video piece exhibited on a tilting screen. Visitors are invited to watch and listen to the video work whilst sitting on bean bags/chairs/cushions. To experience the sound, visitors will need to wear headphones. There are no flashing/strobing lights and little to no sound is audible when not wearing the headphones.

You may be invited to go upstairs to our mezzanine gallery. Here you will be able to make your own Kitty ears if you would like to. You may also be offered a free Kitty AI button badge and/or a Kitty AI mask. It is entirely up to you whether you want to accept these items.

If you would like more information on how you can access BOM please contact susan@bom.org.uk

Please note, when we re open, we will have a new video where you will be able to see how to get to BOM & what it is like inside.


May 19th 2018, 12:00 pm
July 14th 2018, 5:00 pm
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