Emoti-OS 2017 & 2018

Emoti-OS is a speculative chatbot, (a computer program that mimics conversation with people using artificial intelligence), with a visual and emotionally driven character. Its intention is to draw people into a brief conversation about how they feel about their own relationship to and experience of production and education, simultaneously reflecting the collective mood of those it speaks to. It explores if awareness and empathy can be nurtured through such conversations, claiming these technologies for artistic production rather than commercial exploitation.

The information (chat) provided is aggregate to identify the mood of the individuals interacting with the Chatbot. This is done by analysing the tone of the aggregated conversations being had with the chatbot using the IBM Watson™ Tone Analyzer service.

The purpose of the first iteration of Emoti-OS (13 Nov. – 19 Dec. 2017) was to determine the collective mood of Plymouth School of Creative Arts’s (UK) body of students by analysing the tone of their conversations with the chatbot, (a computer program that mimics conversation with people using artificial intelligence). It speculated whether a chatbot with a visual and emotionally driven character could engage and reflect the collective mood of a school in real time. Whilst doing so, could it also act as a channel for pupils and staff to express how they feel and see how others feel, in real-time, about their learning environment.

The second iteration of Emoti-OS for Factory Settings took place at Tate Exchange London (31 January – 2 February 2018) and attempted to draw people into a brief conversation about how they felt about their own relationship to and experience of production and education, simultaneously reflecting the collective mood of those it had  chat with.

The project is a collaboration with the i-DAT Collective, pupils and staff at Plymouth School of Creative Arts, Intercity and Controlled Frenzy.

The project is funded through Plymouth City Council’s DATA Play initiative and i-DAT with Plymouth University.

Collaboration: i-DAT Collective with Plymouth School of Creative Arts,  Intercity and Controlled Frenzy

Role: Artist / Producer / Technologist/ Designer

Animation by: Intercity

URL:
https://emoti-os.me/
http://i-dat.org/emoti-os-me/

                        

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