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Sandy Williams - The Singularity is Near

maa 11/08/2014 > vri 22/08/2014

The Technological Singularity (or simply the Singularity) is “… a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed. Although neither utopian nor dystopian, this epoch will transform the concepts that we rely on to give meaning to our lives, from our business models to the cycle of human life, including death itself.” – Ray Kurtzweil


The Singularity is the theoretical emergence of super-intelligence through technological means. Since the capabilities of such intelligence would be difficult for an unaided human mind to comprehend, the Technological Singularity is seen as an occurrence beyond which events cannot be predicted.

The Singularity marks a point after which events cannot be predicted and past narratives no longer inform present situations.
Nothing that happens post-Singularity will resemble in any way anything that happened pre-Singularity. 
The Singularity effectively erases the story of our past by doing away with our ability to accurately imagine the future.
The Singularity Is Near is a speculation of the unimaginable; a research of accumulation and total inclusion. As with garbage, rabbits and information technology, over-crowding of influence culminates in relations and populations so complex that we are compelled towards fundamental change.

Inclusion merges with speed on a field of absolute association beyond which looms an event horizon where nothing can be predicted. 

And we move, all of us, everything, towards It. The Singularity is Near. 

Originally from Calgary, Canada, Sandy Williams attended the University of Calgary and Concordia University before relocating to Brussels in 2002 to attend P.A.R.T.S. After completing the Training Cycle he went on to create his own works (The Kansas City Shuffle) and collaborations with Jan Ritsema ("Blindspot", "KnowH2ow"), Lynda Gaudreau ("Document 4"), Andros Zins-Brown ("Day In / Day Out", "Limewire") Michéle Anne De Mey ("Sinfonia Eroica") and Deborah Hay ("I’ll Crane For You").

From 2007-2012 Sandy worked with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Rosas participating in the creations of Zeitung, The Song, En Attendent and Cesena among others. 

Currently, he is engaged in projects with the French collective Loge22 (Konkretheit), Andros Zins-Browne (The Middle Ages) and is producing a new work of his own entitled The Singularity Is Near.