The Future of The Van

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Noticing the advancements of humanistic artificial intelligence and acknowledging that the Genome Project was completed eighteen years ago, this project speculated a future with a biological drive-by-wire, where your vehicle is a part of yourself. From subtle everyday conversation and bio-mechanic anatomy to critical events, the films we produced investigate moments of tension and the wavering agency of the driver.

The final film depicted a worsening tension growing between a driver and a biological drive-by-wire. The driver begins to ignore their vehicle, culminating in a crash, after which the car can no longer communicate and must be scrapped. The loss of the car is mourned.


Work done in collaboration with Olivia Mackrill and Lucy Faherty.

Handcoded by Lila Bernstein-Newman