madeleine flynn and tim humphrey

bellwether wiredlab 2022

An artificially intelligent vehicle: that traverses a terrain and discusses with passengers the improbabilities, precarities, future narratives and weather of the land they travel upon.

A collection of unreliable and reliable narrators and sources with fast internet.

The word Bellwether has a dual meaning: it is an early indicator of future trend, and the lead sheep in a flock.

Bellwether was made in person on Country, on verandas, in cars, and virtually with a fantastic collection of local people including Jock Graham, Director of @Wi-sky Pete Beath, local Wiradjuri partner: Jill and Rick Baldwin, Rachel Lenehan, George and Chris Main, Louise Freckleton, Phil Bowden and students from Sacred Heart Central School Cootamundra.

An interactive artificially intelligent sound-based artwork in a moving car, that’s co-written with these and other local legends.

The first stage development of this work was supported by Cryptic, Scotland.

Software developed by Mick Byrne of WeMakeApps

Commissioned by Wired Lab 2022