Bente Brunia

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Internet Cafe

This performance of three bots conversing is the result of research done around online social bubbles. On the web it is a common phenomenon that we create spaces where everyone has the same opinion, often disregarding or ignoring other opinions. We simulated three different online bubbles and placed them in a physical Internet Cafe. While the bots shout their opinions into the void, visitors can enter this cafe and converse with these bots while ordering a beer. That input triggers the conversation between the bots and they just might learn to listen to each other.

Part of Behind the Net 2018 - Your Bubble, My Bubble

Made and performed together with Jelle Reith, Quintie Bessels, Ties van Asseldonk, Sem Kleine Schaars, Wessel Bosscher, Kun Tian