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Part of Modern Love

pplkpr

Lauren Lee McCarthy & Kyle McDonald

(United States)
Installation with video and wallpaper, duration 1 minute 1 second

Lauren Lee McCarthy is an artist examining social relationships in the time of surveillance, automation and algorithmic living. Kyle McDonald is an artist working with code. He explores the possibilities of new technologies to understand how they affect society and build alternative futures.

They work both autonomously and together. pplkpr (by McCarthy and McDonald) is an app that tracks, analyses and auto-manages your relationships. Using a smartwatch, pplkpr monitors your physical and emotional response to the people around you, and uses machine learning to optimize your social life accordingly. pplkpr is an intervention that examines the implications of quantified living for relationships. It poses as a start-up in order to critique the techno-solutionism of start-up culture.


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