Custom Interface, software, + electronics
Currents International New Media Festival, 2015
Proxy is “fake-hologram skype.”
It is made up of separate, duplicate stations. Each one contains a water vapor screen, a webcam/speakers, and a force-sensitive activation system with custom hardware.
If both stations are occupied each person sees the other as a live projection, referencing science-fiction imaginings of future-communication systems.
It is not clear to the visitor if the piece is interactive, pre-recorded, or a chatbot. The intention is to highlight the expectations of interactive media and interpersonal digital interaction.
Proxy facilitates an immediate (mediated) human interaction within a context of new media: artificial-artificial intelligence.