Ultimate Services For Your Happiness
Inspired by the AI 2041 story "Isle of Happiness", Ultimate Services For Your Happiness presents an imagined peek inside The System as it attempts to understand and create happiness.
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Behind the scenes
In previous generations, the term "happy go lucky" referred to a carefree person with no troubles. Today, terms like "living the dream" are rooted in irony. Should one use this phrase in current society it may literally mean the opposite. To AI, this is a data set that is potentially too nuanced to compute.Learn more about this artist
The piece is about that dichotomy between human beings and machines, and can a machine truly understand what happiness is? And if it can, what does that mean for being human and our future and society?
- Brendan Dawes
In Brendan Dawes' artwork, he dives into an Instagram hashtag - #myhappylife. His code is meant to provide a visualization of this sentiment. The results are fascinating, presenting perhaps more questions about us and how we are all on an individual search for what makes us happy. Dawes captures our nature, which is anything but simple; his artwork sheds light on just how abstract and complicated we truly are.
Brendan Dawes approaches NFTs as a new, vital vessel in his art practice. Channeling unbridled creativity through meticulous code and unrelenting curiosity, his work in the digital space is unparalleled. A Lumen Prize alumni, his art has featured in many exhibitions across the world including Big Bang Data in thirteen cities. As a crowning achievement, he is in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art. With AI 2041, Dawes offers a very personal exploration of a question that may be ultimately inconclusive - what is happiness?