Line of work of the artist and communication designer Patrick Palucki that deals with consciousness and signification processes. Palucki observes contemporary human sign- and (digital) toolmaking. He has gathered various artefacts from that field and has created works with and about these.

A central idea is that any communication-technology, such as language, must reflect the conceptual systems of its maker(s). Therefor our artefacts will contain information about the status and the transformation of 21st century human views of the world and of the human position within it.

As we are (successfully) striving to ever extend and transcend our physical reach and as we are continuously transferring communication and activities into the virtual realm and processing agency through it, we may look at what kind of signifiers are in use.

While our digital tools often suggest a functional horizon of endless possibility their semantic suchness, i.e. design, displays anthropo-morph and -centric perspectivity as well.

On the other hand we find an amount of symbols and signs that refer to holistic, philosophic or spiritual concepts or to extended inter-relatedness. This, however, is being used to f.i. promote technology and commerce, propagate lifestyles or illustrate creativity and possibility.

The semantic effect of signs and tools represents the potential to recursively shape our concept of reality. So, it is of interest how ideas are created and perpetrated through the suchness of the things we create - aside to a readiness or inevitability of progress or evolution. Therefor the question of reality and belief systems is central to this cyber- anthropological work.

The work specifically aims to raise questions about primordial content, changes and novel items within consciousness. Some instances offer the occurrence of emergence or quantum properties able to be witnessed in the realm of signification.

Consciousness & Signification