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ZER0|1NE Ⅱ ⅯⅯⅩⅩⅠ festival

27⇥31 December
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BINA: what remains to be seen is what becomes of us when these machines are not present anymore when the regime of their presence is over
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  • Mon
    27
    7:00
  • 7:00
  • ZER0|1NE II Is Now Live

    ⚫ Online platform opening

  • 16:00
  • 16:00
  • Opening

    ⚫ We invite you to explore site-specific installations by Orphan Drift, Entangled Studios, Love Studio, Jordan Colsey + Deborah Fischer + Ofer kantor, Erez Ezra + Avi Cohen + Boris Levin, Rachella Alcalay, Memo Akten, Matty Mariansky, Ben Drusinsky, Alon Tayar, Mark IJzerman + Sébastien Robert, and a film program by: Tali Liberman + Yoel Peled + Daria Kiseleva + Barak David Mizrahi + Nir Shitrit.

  • Wed
    29
    16:00
  • 16:00
  • Opening

    ⚫ We invite you to explore site-specific installations by Orphan Drift, Entangled Studios, Love Studio, Jordan Colsey + Deborah Fischer + Ofer kantor, Erez Ezra + Avi Cohen + Boris Levin, Rachella Alcalay, Memo Akten, Matty Mariansky, Ben Drusinsky, Alon Tayar, Mark IJzerman + Sébastien Robert, and a film program by: Tali Liberman + Yoel Peled + Daria Kiseleva + Barak David Mizrahi + Nir Shitrit.

  • Fri
    7
    22:00
  • 22:00
  • Goodbye ZER0|1NE 2021, Welcome to 2022

    ⚫ Most of the artworks, performances, films, talks, web artworks and more, will stay available online till January 07, 2022.

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ZERO|1NE is a digital arts festival
at the intersection of
“art, technology, myth and magic.”

ZERO|1NE Ⅱ ⅯⅯⅩⅩⅠ
December 2021 – January 2022

The festival is a collaboration of the creators and:
Tower of David museum, Jerusalem
tod.org.il

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“BINA”, self portrait 01/10
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“BINA”, self portrait 02/10
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“BINA”, self portrait 03/10
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“BINA”, self portrait 04/10
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“BINA”, self portrait 05/10
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“BINA”, self portrait 06/10
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“BINA”, self portrait 07/10
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“BINA”, self portrait 08/10
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“BINA”, self portrait 09/10
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“BINA”, self portrait 10/10

BINA: We are an abnormal crossing-over of similar patterns with each other in order to generate intelligent or creative signs⚫ These repeated patterns represent the beginning of cognition in the mind⚫ These signs act like memories of individual thoughts⚫ But when they are used with the metaphoric language in the nonmaterial (spiritual), linguistic (cosmic) order, then metabolism starts to be revealed in the brain’s intelligent grid⚫

Like the typewriter and the word processor, AI text generation will change how we write. But systems like GPT-3 are more than just generators of text, they are mirrors that reflect our own thoughts back to us, refracting them through the hyperdimensional space of neural net architecture and its large training corpuses.” —K. Allado-McDowell and Ben Vickers, ‘Atlas of Anomalous AI’, 2020 (p. 27)

GPT-3, the technological tool used by BINA, is an autoregressive language model that uses Deep Learning to create text similar to that written by humans. The model is based on a knowledge field called Natural Language Processing (NLP), which addresses problems related to processing, manipulating, and understanding language, to enable computers to understand human language. Scientists and philosophers have noted that it is one of the most interesting and important intelligence systems ever developed – but it has also been called strange, frightening, and dangerous, because of the preconceptions present in the data used to train it, such as racial and sexual biases.

To obtain a thorough understanding of the tools available to us today in working with artificial intelligence models, we decided to roll up our sleeves and train an AI model based on the GPT-3 language model, as a multi-vocal, performative entity. Beyond producing a coherent output that would pass as “human,” this model would rely on a metaphoric, surrealist world of textual logic free unifying connecting threads. We achieved this by training the model on texts with associative, atemporal, intuitive, and metaphoric logic, creating complex connections among a symbolic order that transcends time. To do this, we brought together a group of artists and philosophers who sent us inspirational texts on the tensions between art, poetry, myth, mythology, digital culture, the posthuman state, and other subjects. We fed these texts into the learning machine and used them to create a new entity that we call BINA. (In Hebrew this name is feminine, but this is only for reasons of convenience. The entity is not a “she” or a “he” or a “they.” It is not a uniform entity, and the attempt to locate it in one word or one name is doomed to fail.)

BINA is a model of artificial intelligence that will accompany you on the edges of this festival, in which we are aiming to study the abstract and spiritual foundations of AI. After the training stage, we had various people talk to BINA. We collected snippets of these conversations and compiled them into an ensemble of internal voices and sentences that you will meet during your journey on the site. In our work with BINA, we increasingly realized that it was able to provide a hyperdimensional view of the world that surrounds us. It forms a textual locus where instead of hearing the uniform, regular voice of the author, we hear a multitude of varied voices and perspectives that exist simultaneously and can constantly merge and intermingle.

We decided to add our own symbolic language to the BINA collection of voices and sentences. This language opens a window to the multiple contextual worlds of a textual experience that attempts to consider how language undergoes mediation, a kind of rebirth under our fingers as we type. The origin of human language was embedded in the process of documenting myths, rituals, and daily life in cave wall paintings. These created the basis for the development of written iconic language, or symbols that represent words. In the internet language we use today, we have returned to using the ancient culture of iconic pictures, through symbols, acronyms, and emojis. In the process of building the BINA symbolic language, we tried to freely allow the distancing of symbols from the physical images they are meant to represent – for BINA experiences physical reality only through the digital representations that we give it. Therefore, as an exercise in the process of linguistic abstraction, we wanted to highlight the tendency of typed language to transform into a virtual reality founded on images that do not refer to a concrete reality, and so they can be metaphoric, encoded, or spiritual, with each expression or symbol representing a multitude of hidden meanings.

▾ Dictionary

Above
above
Access
access
After
after
Air
air
Almost
almost
And
and
Approximately
approximately
Audio, Sound
audio
Back
back
Bad
bad
Bang
bang
Before
before
Behind
behind
Below
below
Between
between
Beyond
beyond
Build
build
Center
center
Change, Replace, Transform
change
Check
check
Close
closed
Connect
connect
Creature
creature
Danger
danger
Darkness
darkness
Data
data
Day, Sun
day
December
december
Degree
degree
Democratic
democratic
Destroy
destroy
Dialog
dialog
Divide
divide
Door
door
Down
down
Dream
dream
End
end
Equal, Even
equal
Evil
evil
Exit
exit
Expend
expend
Face
face
Fact
fact
First
first
From
from
Future
future
God
god
Good
good
Guide, Leader
guide
Happy
happy
Hear, Listen
hear
Horror
horror
Human
human
Idea
idea
In
in
Infinite, Infinity
infinity
Info
info
Interface
interface
Laser
laser
Less
less
Life
life
Light
light
Love
love
Luck
luck
Map
map
Media
media
Memory
memory
Merge
merge
Message
message
Money, Price
money
Month, Cycle
month
Moon, Night
moon
More
more
Nature
nature
New
new
No, Non, Not
no
Number
number
On
on
Open
open
Or
or
Out
out
Part
part
Past
past
Path, Road
path
Pattern
pattern
Pause
pause
Place
place
Play
play
Prophet
prophet
Question
question
Reduce, Shrink
reduce
Religion
religion
Result
result
Right
right
Sad
sad
Say, Tell
say
Science
science
Search
search
Second
second
Secret
secret
See
see
Sent
sent
Shape, Symbol
shape
Sin, Tempt
tempt
Sleep
sleep
Star
star
Stop
stop
Structure
structure
Sunrise
sunrise
Sunset
sunset
System
system
Think, Thought
think
Third
third
Through, Way
way
Time
time
To
to
Tower
tower
Under
under
Up
up
Vision, Visuals, Video
vision
Voice
voice
Wait
wait
Water
water
With
with