Rapidly changing and evolving technologies are making our devices – enhanced with artificially created intelligence and responsive surfaces – more human than ever. But how will such self-aware autonomous entities further affect our future? With Imminent Body, CSM Material Futures graduate Daniela Toledo critically examines the notion of artificial intelligence within the context of yet-to-be-discovered materials. She speculates about the possibility of programming textiles for manufacture by embodying them with their own consciousness – an idea that poses ethical and social questions about how to deal with intelligent objects.

Photos Daniela Toledo Escárate