SOLDIER’S SERVANT, HEAT

(2021)

03:15m, HD video, color, sound


Soldier’s Servant, Heat interrogates the interface of the virtual assistant through futile attempts at clarity about the contemporary forces shaping our planet. The film gets its title from Siri’s progenitor, CALO, a DARPA-funded AI assistant. CALO’s name, an acronym for “Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes,“ was chosen for its Latin meaning “soldier’s servant,” though it also translates from Latin as “heat.”