The Three Laws

Maya Ben David

2014, 03:31 minutes, Colour, English

TAPECODE 1074.03

The Three Laws is a modern interpretation of Isaac Asimov's “Three Laws of Robotics” introduced in 1942. Through collage it shows the depiction of the hypothesized consequences of breaking Asimov’s three laws in popular media. It poses the question: What happens when machines become sentient beings yet are still treated as objects? The Three Laws is in many ways a portrait of theories of artificial intelligence throughout history but particularly the emergence of 90's internet culture that Maya grew up with and was exposed to at young age. She stretches the definition of robotics and artificial intelligence to be relevant to her personal experience with technology and machines. This includes old Macintosh screensavers, the Microsoft word paperclip animation, and internet popups.

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