Teach Your Phone to Write in 9 Easy Lessons

An archive of 9 consecutive days of QuickType generated text blocks was utilized as the source material for all text within this installation. The text was created by repeatedly selecting the first word suggested by the predictive text software. This method effectively removes all information from the data of the text. While the QuickType generated text was initially based on direct human input to generate its personalized predictive algorithm, the final output of these text blocks contains no real human intent, context, or meaning. We use personalized cerebral algorithms to decipher, understand, and predict the text and language around us as we interact with our world. In this installation, there is a cybernetic space shared between machine and human that neither party quite understands. Familiar but foreign; both the software and humans attempt to decipher recognizable input into predicted patterns out of presented data that contains no information.