Caroline Ferreira le 6 septembre 2016 à 12:56
How are you ? How were the holidays ? Did you receive your AIBO from Japan
and does it work ?!!!
I’m very curious to know actually…
I came accross that article and found it so interesting:
I guess you must be in the preparation of your show for Tate Liverpool ?
Will you show a new film ?
Caroline Ferreira le 4 août 2016 à 19:40
Hello from Crete,
Where I just arrived !
Thank you for your email, oh my god, I want to meet your AIBO when you receive it. I love the story about the memory stick, it made me think of Rachel’s character in Blade Runner, who has been implanted with childhood memories which constitute the thing she is holding to to believe she is human…
Do you think all this could mean, we should in the near future reconsider what is artificial and non artificial and change our way of evaluating them ? The value of artificial versus non artificial will probably be completely evaluated again, right ?
As you said, so many things around us are not natural anymore say photoshop in magazines, aesthetic surgery and of course the most important, artificial babies (now scientists among other things are working on babies whose certain diseases genes have been removed)…
I would really be curious to see these AIBO robots because what I like so much with dogs (but I’m like you, travelling too much so can’t have a real one!) and find it so fascinating is their instinct of course, the fact they can recognise you by your smell, your voice, the fact that they can detect that you feel bad or aggressive intentions in someone else (it really happened to me when I was a little girl with my dog), so it’s almost strange that a company got the idea to create an artificial dog without all these qualities…or maybe they have some ?! You will let me know!
But concerning Rachel, I always liked her, right, as everyone, she is really touching, and I want her to be considered as a human…we could say she has a soul right, the very same one that the guy in the short novel you sent me wants to be destroyed…
Re I Robot, you know what ? I think I saw it but already completely forgot about it…!
I will go for Blade Runner instead !
Caroline Ferreira le 26 juillet 2016 à 13:40
i’m writing right now in front of my tv and again in front of another attack (the church in Normandie…), it seems that this constant flow of bad news won’t ever stop…
Since our first exchanges, we saw 3 attacks in Germany (in the train, Munich and Ansbach) and now in France again after Nice…it’s completely crazy…
I didn’t know these theories about the murders rate expending during summer but I think we will remember this awful summer 16, for sure…
This time question is very interesting, the decision to establish a universal time with Greenwich (and as you said « in the centre of the world ») once again during the industrial revolution and in a way to constrain men to a time frame and to regulate and exploit people’s activities through time…
I didn’t know this Felicity tv show, i like the way you are summing up what seems to be a very complicated story! Funny that it’s JJ Abrams who produced it and funnily enough that he decided to inject some science fiction in a tv show that was not probably in the first place intended to take this turn ?!…
I guess he couldn’t stop himself, right ? Couldn’t produce a show without science fiction after all…
These ideas of time jumps are fascinating of course (and so many films discussing that from Terminator to Interstellar and Prometheus…) it reminds me of a book I read by Pierre Bayard « Il existe d’autres mondes ». Pierre Bayard is a writer, a teacher in literature and psychologist. I read several books by him, among them, the very funny and witty « Comment parler des livres que l’on n’a pas lus ». Usually, he is discussing literature in his books but in « Il existe d’autres mondes » his departure point is the scientific theory of Schrodinger’s cat (to sum it up as long as the cat is in the box he is neither dead nor alive… he is considered as being in both states) and the hypothesis of parallel lifes…we’re not doing time jumps anymore but the author try to imagine through literature how things were happening if we all could explore parallel universes and live several lifes. If Felicity could have lived the 2 lifes with her 2 boyfriends and maybe many more…no more regrets, right ? Everything is open to a multitude of possible…
I loved this book because it opened up so many possibilities and even if I’m not sure this would cure our contemporary anxiety, it still gives us food for thought…
Caroline Ferreira le 18 juillet 2016 à 11:40
further to our conversation, watch this
I really like these sentences « this has probably made me the most happy
i’ve been in like, the whole month » or « Apparently, it’s bigger than Tinder
now, which is weird to compare it to, but yeah. »
Caroline Ferreira le 16 juillet 2016 à 17:04
And to answer to your cartoon image, my favorite cartoon is Wile E. Coyote
and the Road Runner, very linked to my previous email!
Caroline Ferreira le 16 juillet 2016 à 17:02
Yes, this constant flow of images and information is really disturbing. i
was talking last night with a friend and we were telling each other how
anxiety has raised in our life to a point we’ve never experienced
before…and all this is linked with technology growing in our life more and
more and this addiction to the news (and specifically the horrible news
we’re are getting more and more often these days) and to get more
information, faster and faster or and I agree with you with the images of
September 11th as a repetitive pattern that you cannot stop watching even
if it’s horrible…
But there is so many questions to discuss and of course I don’t think as
well they are making us passive or less engaged but maybe we need to be
less naive with this flow of information and we need to learn how to cope
with it in a better way.
It’s like people who write on their fb page that they forbid Facebook to
use its content whereas of course Facebook can use this content without our
I was watching this program on France Culture and they discuss question of
acceleration of time, which is linked with all these questions of
technology taking a bigger part in our life. One of the guest reminds us
that the industrial revolution can be compared with the digital revolution
and also that finance has always been linked with technology, from the
start, from the invention of the clock to new technologies now that should
allow us to give us more time but yet the paradox being we always have the
impression that we have less and less time available.
That’s why I found it super interesting that you decided to organize a
dinner for your show at Barbara Seiler and I guess you took the time to
What it means to be human in the future is a fascinating question, but i
have the impression we all are stumbling in the dark for the time being…
Caroline Ferreira le 16 juillet 2016 à 10:26
I’m super happy to start this conversation with you. How are you ? It’s almost weird to ask this question now in the turmoil of the world right now…
You’ve been super busy with the Berlin Biennale and your show at Barbara Seiler with Anna Rose Hopkins. I’d love to hear more about her, I’m very curious as I realized it’s the same person who wrote « Letter of Apology » which i have with me home!
Anyway, looking forward to hearing from you,
Caroline Ferreira le 16 juillet 2016 à 10:18