Created by Agoston Nagy, Atlås is an ‘anti game environment’ that generates music in a conversational cognitive space. The app includes automatically generated tasks that are solved by machine intelligence without the need of human input. Agoston questions ad infinitum (ability to continue forever), presence, human cognition, imagination, and more broadly corporate driven automatisms and advanced listening practices.
“One component of the experiment is to introduce a narrative that is guiding through the listener through the whole experience. Chance operations are involved in this process: semi randomly selected questions are asked by the late 20th century composer John Cage. In fact, those questions are focusing on communication between humans, the environment and cognitive processes. As with the case of his music and legacy, the project concentrates on marginalized aspects of presence, amplifying the background and non intended cognitive processes to succeed in the composition. By applying this thinking into a downloadable app, mediated alienation of our networked society gains attention through a semi-ironic tautologist chat-bot philosophy context.” – Agoston Nagy
Atlås is available in the AppStore for $1.99 from October 20th, 2017.