Slowly the planet’s surface will become polluted. The particles will reappear, recombining to cover the planet. A lush and healthy surface will coat the globe, leaving viewers with a poetic glimpse of what might be possible if humans and machines worked collaboratively toward mutual survival.
Stone Speaks refers to writer James Bridle’s poetic observation that computers are made from stone, and the compressed relics of animals and plants. Baker Cahill’s work reflects another language of stone: augmented reality, an ephemeral digital medium made possible by computers. From the earth, for the earth, Stone Speaks re-imagines AI deployed creatively to address the world’s most daunting climate challenges.
Stone Speaks will be minted on Aorist via the eco-friendly, pure proof of stake blockchain Algorand, and will be accessible to viewers via Baker Cahill’s free, 4th Wall app on Faena Beach and in Dubai. The 1/1 NFT of this unique Augmented Reality artwork created between Baker Cahill and Sophia, will be available via auction through Aorist at Art Basel Miami Beach. STONE SPEAKS is the first of a unique 10-piece collection that Sophia will produce in collaboration with artists over the course of the next 10 years.