(AI, Code)

Exploring the entanglement between mind and body, CN X is a generative work that uses AI to combine hybrid images of organic and in-organic matter. CN X is an acronym for the vagus nerve or “wandering nerve” (also known as a major mind-body pathway), interfacing with the parasympathetic control of the heart, lungs, and digestive tract. As a sub-system within a networked system (the body) it acts as a way to explore subconscious agency (the nervous system as a part of us that we do not consciously control).

Pinched nerves, muscle tension in the neck and shoulders and blurred vision are all a direct physical consequence to working with digital tools for prolonged periods and show how our inner worlds and external worlds are inextricably linked.