Burning Man announced its 2018 theme – “I, Robot” – inspired by the 1950 collection of short stories published by author Isaac Asimov. The stories tell the fictional history of robots.
The theme announcement went with great reactions mostly following the increasing reliance that attenders have on technology. Last year’s theme was “Radical Ritual,” and the year before was “Da Vinci’s Mind.”
“This year’s art theme will focus on the many forms of artificial intelligence that permeate our lives; from the humble algorithm and its subroutines that sift us, sort us and surveil us, to automated forms of labor that supplant us. Are we entering a Golden Age that frees us all from mindless labor? Everything, it seems, depends on HMI, the Human-Machine Interface. In a world increasingly controlled by smart machines, who will be master and who will be the slave?” says in the announcement written by Larry Harvey & Stuart Mangrum on official Burning Man portal.
Read the full article on The Burning Man Journal.