The Alexa Experiment (2017- 2018)
The Alexa Experiment explores what it's like to live with the artificially intelligent home assistant- The Amazon Alexa.
I want to understand and share the impact of this device outside of intended consumer uses. I do this through self- surveillance, writing, testimonials, and performative gestures. My hope is to understand and illustrate "who" Alexa is.
During this ongoing study, I've examined at the device as a surveillance object, a creature, a friend, and a mirror for self- analysis.
The Alexa Experiment takes two forms; a series of mini- documentaries, and a written document which chronicles our journey together.
You can watch an overview video of The Alexa Experiment here.
View my appearance discussing this project on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin- The Bots and Our Feelings.
Research paper is available upon request.