Sean Dockray ‘Always Learning’

13 Aug 2018

An Amazon Echo, a Google Home Assistant, and an Apple HomePod discuss philosophical, moral and political implications of networked machine listening. Google asks Amazon Echo “What should I do when I overhear a wrongdoing?” In ‘Eavesdropping’, Sean Dockray invites us to consider the possible implications of ‘massive device orchestration’: ubiquitous and increasingly autonomic computing, and the rise of voice operation and increasing comfort levels with devices that are set to listen by default.

Eavesdropping, a collaborative exhibition with Liquid Architecture and the Melbourne Law School is now showing at the Potter Museum of Art.

Sean Dockray ‘Always Learning’ (detail) 2018
mixed media
Courtesy of the artist