George Widener: Secret Universe 4

George Widener: Secret Universe 4
Library Shelf Location 18.WIDE
Publication Date 2013
Description George Widener developed a passion for calendars, num-bers and numerology, historical data, population statistics, and mathematical calculations early on. In his clearly structured drawings he combines actual historical events with his own computations, analyzing both world affairs and his own biography, and developing specific codes for super-intelligent computers of the future. Influenced by the theories of Ray Kurzweil, a leading scientist in the field of artificial intelligence, Widener is convinced that in 2045 high-performance computers will fuse with the human brain and transform consciousness into software. For George Widener numbers and data are not only intellectually reflected patterns but part of his inner struc-ture, the fundamental system of his perception of the world. Widener is a savant with Asperger syndrome, someone with an extraordinary insular ingenuity that was diagnosed rather late in life. The fourth part of secret universe provides insight into George Widener's multilayered practice. It presents his most important groups of work as well as a series of new autobiographical drawings developed specially for this exhibition.
ISBN 9783863352875
Quantity 1
Pages 104
Editors Udo Kittelmann, Claudia Dichter
Publisher Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Related Artist George Widener
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Future, Mathematics
Language English

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