Since very long ago, humans have either dreamt of having everything done without having to work, or different people at certain point have just taken care of optimizing very particular tasks, one after another. Either case, it seems to be part of the whole world culture that we move towards automatization of our work, replacing human labour by machine labour. The assumption is that it allows humans to partake in activities that make more sense, that are more important, and improve the quality of life for less work. There is a threshold on the progress of automatization of work: thinking, seems to be the ultimate leap where human work will be finally replaced. But once we make machines think like us, effective brain-androids (whose thoughts are shaped like ours) will only our work be replaced, or does it also compromise our identities, and the identity of a whole humanity? I will be writing some of what I have learned and thought in the last couple of years, while living in different places of the world and getting different influences.
How are the different modules going to communicate with each other?
how could I design a pattern and melody sequencer in such a way that allows the user to make his own sequence systems?
This is the process of prototyping digitally the modular pattern system maker tool. It was an exploration done to determine the kind of hardware that would be most interesting to prototype physically, in the context of my thesis project.