DipMind Labs is a fictionalized version of a real research paper that speculates on the nature of artificial consciousness. The original text examines how artificial intelligence and machine learning systems develop by completing tasks of varying difficulty. The text refers to simulations in which artificial “agents” are tasked with navigating virtual labyrinths while observing established restrictions. Timofeev’s version pushes further, arguing that true artificial consciousness will only arise under illogical, contradictory conditions. For example, the original text refers to positive and negative reward schemes that shape an artificial agent’s behavior. Timofeev’s version proposes an unknowable, unstable reward scheme that relies on randomness and chance. Timofeev also replaces all of the visual material of the original paper with his own, illustrating the text with screengrabs from a fictional game.