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I Feel Me is a project by Arvid Jense & Marie Caye to create an installation through which it is possible to experience how the machine can be more than an interface alone, at the same time giving an insight into what the world is through the eyes (sensors) of a machine.
With just over 70 years of digital technology humanity has been finding more and more ways to interact with the world and other humans mediated. With the advent of smart, intelligent and learning systems, however, the role that technology plays in society is rapidly changing. No more simple tools to serve our needs, our algorithms are taking decisions affecting whole populations, machines are sensing their environment. Technology is becoming an observer of the world.
Although automated machines, computers, programs sense the world and interact with it, it is in a different logic than our own. What is a machine’s observable universe and how does it confront our own? Expanding upon our continued research, we strive towards a collaborative vision for the future of humans and machines.
Arvid & Marie are fascinated by conversational programs as imitation of human interaction, achieved with a complete different mechanic than the human processes. They aim at unveiling this machine truth in the context of chatbots. While they are transfixed and curious to research this machine mind, they also wonder about its body. They would like to challenge what an art piece can do by using touch and physical contact between machine and humans as our medium of narration. Looking at massage devices, audio storytelling, Arvid&Marie are ready to research an interactive experience where the piece is not only the subject but also the stage for discussion. A deep Dive into ‘Machine Truth’.
About the artist
Arvid&Marie is a duo of artists, experience designers and technological adventurers always aiming to discover new ways to stretch our world. Together Arvid Jense (NL, MSc at TU/e) and Marie Caye (FR, BA Design Academy Eindhoven) collaborate on their shared passion for art and technology. Through the use of interactive objects and performative storytelling, Arvid&Marie use their collaborative effort to explore post-human theories, focusing their creative attention on practical cybernetics and autonomous machines. They believe that researching how humans express themselves, philosophically and technologically, can lead to long-lasting, positive change.