A live video feed from a webcam shows the ‘reverse cuckoo clock’ I have developed around these ideas. Jack2 is a theoretical demonstration of how the mortal mind might be brought back to life through the power of digital. At various points, the digital clock shows Jack2’s apocalyptic ‘visions’.

The animations illustrate words generated by an actual piece of A.I. – an algorithm that gradually teaches itself to write sentences, drawing from just two resources: a scientific prophesy (the Scientist’s Warning To Humanity, 2017) and selected writings of Joanna Southcott.

Again, my intention is to connect modern science and tech to religious prophesies, show their similarities, and perhaps even inspire new feelings about both.