Desire Line

Director:Ruini Shi

country:United Kingdom

Run time:7'


When a tragedy occurs on Valentine’s Day, we turn to a robot for answers. ‘Desire Line’ was originally an architect’s term for paths made by people when walking across open grassland. These lines represent the shortest or most easily navigated routes, between an origin and destination. This film describes a metaphor of Artificial Intelligence in which optimal solutions to user problems are generated as a form of desire line calculation. This film aims to interrogate the increasingly controversial role of Artificial Intelligence by visualizing a statement from an AI about its experience on Valentine’s Day in the near future.