The PRESAGE™ Range – David Benqué (FR/UK)

Fri 12 May—Sun 21 May
Looiersgracht 60

Benqué reflects on and works with prediction technologies, such as machine learning, which often promise to revolutionise every aspect of society. These technologies focus on efficiency and objectivity, and often neglect the long history of mathematical forecasting. Benqué creates new ways to perceive the future through huge amounts of data, where it is only possible to create meaning, with algorithms that are capable of crunching the huge scale of the datasets.

The PRESAGE™ Range (2017) is a series of fictional scientific machines which predict the future. These devices reference historical scientific theories and the imagery of contemporary laboratory equipment catalogs to explore the aesthetics of mechanical objectivity.

– Press Release –

Aviato, the worldwide leader in predictive hardware solutions, is proud to release PRESAGE™, its latest line of cutting edge instruments. These combine time-tested science with the latest technology to deliver reliable prediction and model-checking in super-computing, genetics and climatology.

Aviato has long believed in the power, accuracy and security of on-premises hardware based solutions. PRESAGE™ brings these advantages to a new level by providing ground-truth models of unmatched reliability with the lowest possible latency. Our precision engineering will allow you to:

  • Calibrate and prove vortex models faster than ever before (BOL930i).
  • Predict cell-fate determination with unprecedented accuracy (WAD720i).
  • Interact directly with composite atmosphere meta-models (RIC320i).

The PRESAGE™ range opens a new era in predictive hardware and demonstrates Aviato’s commitment to innovation as the industry leader in the quest to extend knowledge and reduce uncertainty.


David Benqué is a designer/researcher from Paris (FR). He holds a BA in Graphic Design from the KABK in the Hague(NL) and an MA in Design Interactions from the RCA in London (UK). He is currently a PhD candidate in Information Experience Design at the RCA. His design practice aims to creatively question the roles science and technology play in society.