The Definition Of Algorithm is a series of books created by an algorithm generating new definitions by blowing up its own definition. Each book starts with the word “Algorithm” and contains the result of 8 recursive iterations of replacing every noun with one of its definitions from the Oxford dictionary. In this process the result of an iteration is the input for the next iteration. Each book contains a unique text because a random selection is made when a noun has multiple definitions. The books are identified by the date the text was generated.
The Definition Of Algorithm was shown at the 2020 Graduation Show at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in an installation with a cassette of 10 books accompanied with a floor lamp playing 6 different, single page, audio fragments. White cotton gloves were provided to let the audience open and read the books.