The New Yorker: The Doomsday Invention

Interactive and print artwork for “The Doomsday Invention“— a New Yorker article on the future and ethics of artificial intelligence. From The New Yorker: “Humans have survived fires, floods, and storms for thousands of years. Can they survive an innovation of their own making? Raffi Khatchadourian profiles the philosopher Nick Bostrom and explores the future of artificial intelligence, in our annual Tech Issue.”

This project involved a feature illustration, animation, as well as The New Yorker’s first ever interactive illustration. Illustration, direction and design: Todd St. John. Animation: Christopher Gereg. Javascript coding: Jono Brandel. Creative Direction (New Yorker): Nicholas Blechman.

Quicktime capture of javascript animation. See animation here.

“Will We Engineer Our Own Extinction?” (Animation)

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