3D printed mechanical components and lightswitches, microcontroller, motors, plastics, wood, metal, pulleys, electronics

In ‘activations', hundreds of light switches are activated en masse in a cryptic communicative interplay. By subverting the conventional function of the switch as a compliant toggle under human control, this piece posits a future where the strange language of intelligent machines has become normalized and quotidien. The switches themselves are represented as neural network weights (aka activations) that are tuned throughout the course of the computer's learning process.