rez Magazine May 2015 - Page 27

guided me for now over 30 years. I personally prefer the term biodominance, which I introduced in 1988 for cybernetic team building processes . An AI in the future may easily get a clear enough picture out of the conserved chat dialogues to create a copy of the character that, as said, will reflect parts of the player. Technology will in some years be sufficiently advanced to create a machine intelligence and place it directly inside a NPC, a Non Playing Character. There isn’t a name yet for this lifeform. Maybe it will be called a frozen avatar. As I used the catchword NPC, a personal experience shall follow. lady replied, “Nice to meet you, Art. All gone?” And I said: “Sorry. I meant you are still here showing your works. Well met, Lady. How may I address you?” With an emoticon, the lady smiled and said: “I am Carry, Carry McBains. I’ll happily give you a tour. Unluckily, I am on my mobile right now and can’t move my body, but I can still point out what is of interest.” It took me about half an hour until I got it: I was speaking with software the whole time. Her last steps were really good as I asked her, “Are you an NPC?” She laughed and said, “I am as real as you, Art.” So quite a time passed and I was getting the hots, noticing this lady is fun and I NPC IN AN ART GALLERY can speak DaDa with her (the language of Kurt Schwitters). I said “Rakete, Rakete” and she said, “Rinnzekete.” I teleported to VALO, a gallery in SL, and saw a lady there, nicely dressed in black and white in the period of the works on display. As I was very late, I thought that I have missed the Grand Opening ceremony that was posted in the gallery news, so this must be the lingering artist. I said, “Sorry for being so late. How was it? All gone?” The If you don’t know the work of Schwitters, one of the fathers of Modern Art, then Google him or look at Wikipedia. Do it by looking at The Moon, as there is a work that comes in the tradition of DaDa on The Moon. It is Fisch, made by Moewe Winkler. Her grandfather, Paul Steegemann, was the publisher of