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Part documentary part speculative design this video depicts Guillermo as he walks the viewer through a typical day on the job of a truck driver. As the video progresses the audience finds out Guillermo might not be physically there.


The idea that humans can make kin with machines inspired me to imagine how artificial intelligence and the future of work will create a relationship.  

Sanctus Intelligentia Artificialis, is an exploration of the possible relationships humans can build with artificial intelligence in the work place. I was inspired to look at the relationship between my father who is a truck driver and his truck to speculate on the future of truck driving as it becomes autonomous. The video follows Guillermo Amaya on a typical workday that includes maintenance, listening, and a lot of time on the road.

Process and Research:

Qualitative research on the future of work. Worker and machine relationship. Speculation on the evolution of autonomous trucking and the potential affects on career truck drivers.

Image of Guillermo Amaya during interview. 

Image from ride along to one of Guillermo's delivery routes in the San Gabriel Valley, CA.

Project Brief:

How will we work tomorrow? Where will we work tomorrow? What will we work on tomorrow? What will “work” be, tomorrow? Will we work tomorrow? Why do we work? (...and who is "we"?)

There was a time when everything was “work.” In this studio, we will engage in a collective inquiry about this huge topic. Rather than attempt to be comprehensive (which would be impossible), we will instead focus on novel perspectives from guest experts and selected references. Based on these primary and secondary research sources, our central interest in this studio will be on “question finding”: that is, identifying and articulating specific design issues/ domains/ problems/ opportunities regarding the nature of work now and in the near future.