What are the consequences of our actions today for future generations? How do we become good ancestors? For a year, sound artist Jonathan Chaim Reus let an artificial intelligence think about the future. Now he takes stock.
"Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors," says American virologist Jonas Salk. But how can we shape our lives today to benefit our descendants?
To address this question, Jonathan Chaim Reus established a dialogue between an artificial intelligence and real people. Over the course of a year, each side thought the other's thoughts further. The results were spoken, sung and repeatedly rearranged by an artificial voice. Now "Ancestors in Progress - The Good Ancestor" says goodbye with a ritual of voices.
"Ahnen in Arbeit" is part of the KONTINUUM series of generative sound compositions, which can be heard regularly in the programs of Deutschlandfunk Kultur and Ö1 Kunstradio.