Lateral Computation

The presence of computer networks and the associated algorithms rises daily. Filter systems on the internet offer less and less room for unexpected, yet refreshing, encounters. Lateral Computation explores the potential of enforcing serendipity in knowledge retrieval systems by making use of alternative algorithms.

The installation at the diploma exhibition featured computer-generated postcards. These consisted of the queried term, a description, and an image of the occurring result. By doing so, a trace of peoples queries was created that stimulated on the correlation between the queried and the articles displayed.