New Friendly Interface / 2018
New Friendly Interface is a sensitive and expressive computer interface designed to help individuals who consider themselves to be emotionally deficient, socially inept, or who otherwise require supplemental affective labor.
The interface was created with tomorrow’s digital laborer in mind.
Leveraging emotion recognition software to conduct variable-length, “face-to-face” conversations, the Artificial Empathy (or A.E.) service engages with users as a constructed stand-in for individuals to practice and develop their non-verbal, affective, and empathetic proficiency.
New Friendly Interface was on view at the Broad Art Center EDA for the UCLA DMA 2018 Senior Exhibition, Authentication Error [SOLVED].
The installation model includes a thermal printer component, which offers visitors a physical copy of their personal conversation log at the end of their stay.