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Training set - Amy Boulton

"Training Set: prototype 1", by Amy Boulton © 2022

Amy Boulton ( Sweden )

During her residency at ZK/U Amy will develop the project 'Training Set', which uses sculpture and interactive audio to explore the use of emerging voice assistant technologies to meet our complex human needs for structure, care and companionship.

Fictive AI personas such as Siri and Alexa are becoming integrated into daily life. As surrogate secretaries, therapists, housewives and health coaches, they attempt to imitate and commodify feminised forms of labour in order to gently prompt users into  behaviours of self-quantification and optimisation. The project aims to find ways to exaggerate these tropes in order to denaturalise them.

"Training Set: prototype 1", by Amy Boulton; Image © Cecilia Helsing 2022
“The New Neighbourliness: Proposal”, by Amy Boulton, Cassandra Lorca Macchiavelli, Tobias Westerlund © 2022
“The New Neighbourliness: Prototype”, by Amy Boulton, Cassandra Lorca Macchiavelli, Tobias Westerlund © 2022
"Reality harvester: nature after data after nature", 2022, by Amy Boulton, Benj Gerdes, Lisa Trogen Devgun and Jacob Broms Engblom; Image © Persson Valijani, 2022
"If time unfolds as change then space unfolds as interaction (1)" 2022, by Amy Boulton and Benj Gerdes; Image © Badou Jobe, 2022
"If time unfolds as change then space unfolds as interaction (2)" 2022, by Amy Boulton and Benj Gerdes; Image © Badou Jobe, 2022
"If time unfolds as change then space unfolds as interaction (3)" 2022, by Amy Boulton and Benj Gerdes; Image © Badou Jobe, 2022

Funding Information

This residency  is funded with support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Västra Götalandsregionen and Helge Axelsson Johnsons Stiftelse.

 

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