I Think, Therefore I RAM

by Elle Doggett

‘I Think, Therefore I RAM’ is a speculative series of thoughts and sensations occurring in an online chatbot’s mind during a perceived, image-rich sleep.

Software and its interfaces are opaque yet transparent, incomprehensible yet logical. Taking advantage of these apparent contradictions, this design project postulates on the conceivable presence of a human-like dreaming process within artificial intelligence.

Reflecting upon the visibility, accuracy and complexity of computer technologies, inquiries are made into the CleverDreams that Cleverbot narrates. Through a collection of poetic print artefacts utilising Augmented Reality design, the possibilities of a conscious and self-expressive machine are uncovered.