VIDEO POST relaunches The Chiromancer by Giacomo Piazzi & Matthias Pitscher, a hand reading AI* that writes predictions about a person’s life. This machine upgrades the ancestral practice of palm reading, hybridizing biometric data with a cybernetic infusion of cloud-based knowledge. Like many of the other devices we are using today it collects, stores and extrapolates user data. The Chiromancer explores how trust, hopes and wishes are put into seemingly cold machines.
Giacomo Piazzi & Matthias Pitscher, The Chiromancer, 2020
The project was partially financed by the project funding of the Student Union of Kunstuniversität Linz and featured at Ars Electronica, 2020
image (cover): The Chiromancer, @GiacomoPiazzi & MatthiasPitscher