The Better Brian Oakes

This video consists of an animated 3d scan of the artist's body and face with an audio overlay of a computer generated voice reading a speech to anyone listening with regards to being smarter, more powerful and just generally better than the “other Brian Oakes”.

The “Better Brian Oakes”, as it called itself, states it was not only the better human, but that all humans prior are no longer needed, (including the “other Brian Oakes”).

During the presentation of this video, The artist left the room, speaking to the lack of necessity towards the “other Brian Oakes” as claimed by the video.

This piece brings up the conversation of not only the virtual/real, but also the conversation of data presence due to the critique of the work that continued even though the artist was not present but the computer with the “Better Brian Oakes” was.