Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]
Do you hear in colors or see sounds?
I wish! Maybe in 5-10 years?
How does the mainstream inform your work?
I think its really impossible to define a mainstream at this point, the mainstream is your personal friendfeed, and whatever 3 websites you read/link to regularly. It’s easier than ever to live in your own fantasy version of reality and ignore whatever you want to.
If earth were to be deemed uninhabitable where would you want to move?
I would first camp out in one of the L5 space stations in permanent orbit around the earth, from there I’d send plans for a self-replicating space probe to a low-gravity autofab on the moon, I’ll download my brain into ai framenet of the self-replicating brainprobe, and slowly convert all the mass in the universe into backup copies of the brainprobe.
If you had a cult what would your belief system be based on?
Some beliefs which would explain and justify why we need to be building all these brainprobes.
What does 12/21/2012 mean to u?
Kiefer Sutherland’s 46th Birthday Party!
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