IDOL MACHINES

A series exploring the idolization of technology. Modern-day society has left traditional theological ideologies behind and in turn worship glass screens and bandwidth. Everyday thoughts, actions, and reactions are recorded via cameras, microphones, and recognition software. This vast collection of data is stored on servers across the globe and transmitted to user executed devices. While the original inception of this data is wholly organic, stemming from a deeply evolved human emotional core, we must rely on apathetic devices to translate, codify, and relay in machine language. These obelisk forms represent “idol-like machines” that are a combination of organic and mechanized materials that collect and transmit highly complex data from human subjects. These objects will not be carried by any one person, rather, they will be distributed throughout society to absorb thought and intention and furthermore, project our emotional existence out into the world and beyond.