Please Reboot Your System / 2020

Please Reboot Your System is a simulation and proposal for the perpetual accumulation of unused matter in physical and virtual spaces. All said spaces – including living areas, personal storage, and hard drives – are to be endlessly populated with objects, memories, and data. During periods of prolonged disengagement, ambient processes will generate a buildup of the useless and forgotten.

This program attempts to visualize and replicate that clutter. If the simulation is left to run indefinitely, it will continue to instantiate countless quantities of objects, hoarding all of the remaining resources in virtual memory until it can no longer operate.