ALEXANDER HAHN

electronic media artist

 

 

 

Getting Nowhere

(1981, 10:00, SD, stereo)

 

Cold War time conversation with ELIZA about the threats of a nuclear strike and its consequences to both humans and computers re-scanned live from an Apple II computer monitor. ELIZA was a 1960's computer program written at MIT by Joseph Weizenbaum - a parody of "the responses of a non-directional psychotherapist in an initial psychiatric interview."