Get Lauren – the human intelligent smart Home

Schöne Kunstaktion von Lauren McCarthy: Die Dame installiert jede Menge Internet-of-Shit-Devices in Eurem Haus inklusive Kameras, Sensoren und Schnickschnack, dann beobachtet Sie Euch 24 Stunden am Tag und hört auf Eure Kommandos, spielt Musik, schaltet das Licht ein und unterhält sich mit Euch, genau wie Siri oder Alexa. (via Waxy)

Lauren ist damit die RealLife-Version von Charlie Brookers Greta aus dem Black Mirror-Weihnachtsspecial, nur ohne Cookie, dafür aber mit Kunst. Zur Erinnerung: „A 'Greta cookie' — a bean-sized chip — is surgically extracted from the side of Greta's head and is placed in a portable electronic device. The device is returned to Greta's home, where Matt greets the confused and terrified 'Greta cookie' consciousness. He explains that she is not actually Greta, but rather a digital copy of Greta's consciousness, called a cookie, designed to control Greta's smart house and calendar, ensuring everything is perfect for the real Greta.“

LAUREN is a human intelligent smart home. Lauren will visit your home, deploy a series of smart devices, and watch over you remotely 24/7. Lauren will control your home for you, attempting to be better than an AI, understanding you as a person. You will be able to interact with her by calling her name, but she will also do things for you without your asking. She will learn faster than an algorithm, adapting to your desires and anticipating your needs. […]

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The three day performance begins with Lauren physically visiting your home and installing a collection of networked device objects, including cameras, sensors, outlets, faucets, door locks, lights, and other electronic devices. She will discuss with you what you hope to get from LAUREN.

For the next three days, LAUREN remotely watches over you 24/7 using the installed cameras and sensors. You are able to direct via voice command as you would Siri or Alexa. However, she can also anticipate your needs and learn to accommodate your desires. LAUREN will control your home remotely using the installed networked switches and devices.

At the end of the three day performance, Lauren deinstalls all the devices. She goes back through all the captured camera footage during the time together and chooses her favorite moment, and leaves you with a gif of that moment.