Today, algorithms quietly whir behind many of the institutions that make our lives convenient. They collect, sift, interpret, and catalogue information, transforming abstract data into actionable material.

Value Returning Function looks at oily screens as a primary source of data collection and image production. It is a meditation on the challenges inherent in the codification of qualitative activities.

 
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world GDP estimations taken from Nick Bostrom's, Superintelligence, shark tooth

 
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