Precise Ambiguities is a collection of self-critical Denkwerkzeuge (tools of thought).
As we model and understand reality with and through tools of thought they organise our capability to think and act. By their design they enable certain behaviours, structures and imaginations while making others impossible. In thinking about the complexities of today we carefully have to consider the conditions and blind spots of our instruments of thought.
This might be especially true for our digital tools as more and more of our experiences become computationally mediated. In their need for exactness and definite states they might tend to produce technically convenient abstractions of reality while at the same time the complexity of our lived experiences more than ever asks for models that allow to include and embody ambiguities, contradictions and multiple qualities of perception.
Precise Ambiguities circles around this opposition of order and disorder. The project consists of a number of metaphorical artifacts trying to reflect on our ability to relate to the world and its phenomena through the tools we create. As long as they work as expected our instruments usually remain unconscious and unquestioned. By irritations in their form or behaviour the project tries to shift the focus to the unmarked limits and conceptions of our tools of thought. At its best they are vehicles for thinking itself, trying to render speculative forms visible and imaginable.