AQ=209 is an experimental system that merges contemporary art theory with digital art. It was built entirely within Max/MSP and Jitter. Via text commands, the user can navigate through an abstract laboratory and retrieve a conversation between three rogue scientists: an archaeologist (x), a quantum physicist (y), and a 'pataphysicist (z). This project responds to an essay by Megan Miller in which the three practitioners discuss the 'blobjective' quality of their machinic research, referenced in the membranous blob in the lower lefthand corner of the video. Each machine is "powered" by sound, using different visual representations of sound e.g. sonograms and x-y oscilloscopes. The sound is generated in real time and reacts to the actions of the user, thus creating an eerie digital soundscape. The video shows a real-time walkthrough of the whole system.