Jul
14
2000
<em>33 Questions per Minute</em>
 

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
33 Questions per Minute, 2000
From the series Relational Architecture 5
Computer, LCD screens, custom software
Dimensions variable
Edition of 6

Consists of a computer program which uses grammatical rules to combine words from a dictionary and generate 55 billion unique, fortuitous questions. The automated questions are presented at a rate of 33 per minute –the threshold of legibility– on 21 tiny LCD screens encrusted on the support columns of the exhibition hall or mounted on a wall. The system will take over 3,000 years to ask all possible questions. A keyboard allows participants to log on to the building and add their own questions to the automatic flow.

lozano-hemmer_33questionsperminutedetail

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
33 Questions per Minute (detail), 2000

Relational Architecture 5
Computer, LCD screens, custom software
Dimensions variable
Edition of 6
Installation view at the 2001 Istanbul Biennial

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