Monkey Magic

An infinite number of monkeys and an infinite number of typewriters might one day reproduce Shakespeare (though knowing our luck they’d probably go via the complete works of Jeffrey Archer) but six macaqes with one PC will mostly type the letter S.

The project – which was paid for with £2,000 of Arts Council money – was intended to emphasise differences between animals and machines, he went on. “The monkeys aren’t reducible to a random process. They get bored and they shit on the keyboard rather than type.”

via Carlton Hibbert illustration