Zoom Reads You

What do our gestures, including our micro / macro facial expressions, nervous ticks, grimaces and glances say about us? What is the story we are telling intentionally or unintentionally when we are on video chat and how does this perpetual storytelling effect our understanding of ourselves and our world? What can we gain from a critical awareness of these questions in conversation with philosophical, aesthetic and sociological concerns?
Zoom Reads You is an interactive web-based creative writing experiment, recorded and performed by invited guests and an artificial intelligence. For a week-long online exhibition, visitors were invited to have their web presence interpreted by a GPT-2 and computer vision-enabled creative writing program over live stream using WebRTC (similar to Zoom).

 

Link to Original Facebook Announcement: https://www.facebook.com/events/299173041283514

Link to Slideshow Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation