Nude with Red Curtain

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Nude with Red Curtain


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  • Acrylic on Arches paper
  • 42cm (W) x 59.4cm (H)

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Once again I’ve been thinking about AI, Ray Kurzweil and the Singularity.

In 1999, Futurist Ray Kurzweil published a book titled The Age of Spiritual Machines which includes his famous prediction, that around 2045…

“…the pace of change will be so astonishingly quick that we won’t be able to keep up, unless we enhance our own intelligence by merging with the intelligent machines we are creating.”

Developments in genetics, nanotechnology and robotics (GNR) are laying the foundation for the Singularity, represented in my painting by the red curtain. The semi-abstracted female nude represents the vulnerability of humankind as we are about to enter a new realm of existence, in which we will never be solely flesh and blood again.

This is the first in a small series of Singularity-inspired works.