The iAltar is a contemplative view station staging a meditation on the power of the ubiquitous search engines which surround and supply us with their vast and fallible knowledge.  The iAltar uses small independent computers to send out an un-intentioned random two-word invocation.

The search engine expecting intentionality patiently tries to interpret the phrase and answers with a set of images as its visual response. The images are displayed accompanied by the invocation spoken in the voice of the search engine itself. A local computer composes and performs a continuously changing devotional soundscape.


About the Artist:

Installation and mixed media artist Brian Reinbolt uses his experience in the tech industry to produce his works of art. His installation works are explorations into the public use of Artificial Intelligence.

Recently he has presented installations and performances in the US and Europe.

His mixed media artworks are a combination of traditional crafts and modern technology and have been purchased by private owners across the country.

He is also an electronic music composer and accomplished pianist. Recent performances and installations include:

San Francisco Tape Music Festival – ‘unintentional garden’ – Jan 3/2019

‘Speaking with the Mindless’ – installation – Darmstadt Germany – July 17-20/2018

East Bay Open Studio – Berkely, Ca – June 3-4/2018

Mutek Arts Festival – “iAltar” – San Francisco – May 3-6/2018

L.A.S.T. Festival – “iAltar” – Stanford Linear Accelerator – March 24-25/2018

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.