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‘Context Machines’ are a family of site-specific, conceptual and generative artworks that capture photographic images from their environment in the construction of creative compositions. They are produced in an art-as-research practise at the intersection of generative arts, and cognitive theories of creativity and dreaming. They invite us to reconsider what is essentially human, and reflect on our constructed conceptions of ourselves.