As part of this effort, we expect that we will have had the opportunity to do our Turing machine dance, scrolling down a 16-bit Siberian tapestry, beatin’ up Cossack cyborg dogs and hammer and sickle wielding centipede politburo people, to the merciless crescendo of Strider’s World.*
But this is the anthropomorphic way of thinking about.
Maybe it will be the other way around. Maybe 20jazzfunkgreats will be the tape being processed by a Turing machine whose program is contained within the furious robo-lyrics of Strider’s World.
Each pulse of the joystick, each siren beep, each beat of the relentless drum and each note of the quasi-religious melody instructions being punched into us by a boss intelligence we can fathom but we can’t see.
This is how we will have become nodes in a new emergent construct we energise with our imperfect dancing, and feed with our irrational dreams.
This is how we scroll.
You can buy the record here. And here is a nice fan video.
*Which is just a fancy way of writing, erasing and modifying symbols in the not-quite-infinite tape where this tapestry is stitched.