2016, Digital Video, 20 minute loop
In 'dada da ta' over 50 hours of video interviews with leading figures in the global tech industry have been transcribed using the IBM Watson AI speech to text programme. A custom-made computer programme then identified the instances when the participants spoke using numbers. It then abstracts these words from the source videos, leaving the interview’s chronology intact yet reduced to a stream of numbers:
“One, one billion, one million, one hundred million, two billion, one, two hundred, ten thousand, eighteen thousand, two, two, two, ten, fifteen, nine thousand.” Elon Musk.