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Description

I Magma by Jenna Sutela in collaboration with Memo Akten and Allison Parrish is a machine oracle performing divinations on our collective futures. The decentralised intelligence meditates on live video footage from inside head-shaped lava lamps, while weaving constellations between the GPS coordinates of its online followers. A computer generates oracular readings from the shapes that form using a neural network trained on public domain source texts from the Internet Sacred Texts Archive. Additional lexical items are inspired by and borrowed from Erowid’s Shulgin Archives, a series of lab notebooks that detail psychedelic experience.

Readings appear within the app every 30 seconds and as push notifications once a day.

Jenna Sutela is an artist working with words, sounds, and other living media, such as Bacillus subtilis nattō bacteria and the “many-headed” slime mold Physarum polycephalum. Her audiovisual pieces, sculptures, and performances seek to identify and react to precarious social and material moments, often in relation to technology.

Jenna Sutela with Memo Akten, language generation by Allison Parrish, 2019
UI and app development by Black Shuck
Co-commissioned by Serpentine Galleries and Moderna Museet
Eurotica Bugs typeface by Helsinki Type Studio

Supported on iPhone 6s and above
Requires iOS 11 and later

Digital engagement supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Serpentine Galleries is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

dani2xll ,

Poorly constructed.

It tends to lapse that there are shadows and so doesn’t show anything but bland and white spots and the phone gets extremely warm after just a few seconds of the apps use.

Information

Provider
The Serpentine Trust
Size
40.6 MB
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch (7th generation).

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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