[data, set] showcases a speculative home automation system in which the smells, lighting conditions, audio and visuals within the environment are controlled by an AI-powered system, which monitors visitors to the space in real time. The piece tracks the emotional responses of guests — as well as how long they stay inside the room — to gauge which combinations of media are most effective at capturing and maintaining their attention. As a result, the space is constantly optimising itself to present the most engaging version of itself to those inside. Deceptively alluring from the outside, visitors to the space are bombarded with a random, hollow assortment of media that has been grotesquely over-engineered to create an overstimulating, surface-driven experience.
School of Communication
MA Information Experience Design, 2019
Alexander Taylor is an artist from London whose work to date primarily explores the implications of emerging technology on the production and consumption of media. With a background in graphic design and programming, he mainly works through text, moving images, and reactive installations.
- BA Graphic and Media Design, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, 2013