Productive Marginals is a series of real and meta computer characters who respond to the Productive Marigins archive.
The Productive Marginals are a community of computer personalities with specific tasks to complete upon the Productive Margins archive.They are computer programs that inhabit the same space and time as user, working in the background as we go about our daily computerised tasks.
A spread sheet program offers the same function of how a account clerk was once employed, to add up long rows of data, but what the program lacks in the work place is the subtle effects of humanity in a work situation. The non work social-interactivity between employees when a task is completed, is what makes the next number crunch bearable. A slight subtle movement in air can cause a butterfly effect in our acquisition of data and experience, a marginal thought explored.
The Marginals are locked into total engagement, They are the agents of the archive, like a colony of ants they march forward and chomping through the archive, the rule based system they function under being their only motivation, but over time they come to produce a larger community.
Like a busy New York tenement block, each Marginal brings a different story to the overall picture of the environment it inhabits. A communal commonality based on familiarity and circumstance rather than action,practice or interest.
This marginal existence could be seen as a urban digitised office space community.The Marginals are the hum and buzz of a busy office, the diversity of the Marginals draw the users attention to non-specific work/non work tasks away from the solo input node of the modern work station, a modern day Hawthorn effect.
Sentimental Marginal is a computer program who reads pdf-documents and assigns a positive or negative analysis upon them, then acts accordingly.
Markov Marginal performs a Markov chain probability analysis on text files to develop surrealist poetry.
Interzone Marginal creates an archive fueled Dreamachine to conjure up images to access the third eye.