Symbiosis

2018, interactive performance

Fictional story about the development of an AI character whose purpose is to become more human. The project was initialised through Instagram and email campaign, where participants could sign up for a real-life Human Learning Pilot. Here we introduced Scarlett, the AI, through a voiceover while we put the participants in a small space with projections on the floor.

The participants could interact with the projections; when you walked there would appear red traces of dots where you had been. This was Scarlett ‘learning’ from the humans. Alongside this, Scarlett asked them to do some simple tasks that focused on embodiment, emotion and human connection and tried to respond real time to what the participants were doing or saying. 

HKU Theater
Cris Mollee
Sam Ruiter
2018