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The Artist's Inner Speech
About Interactivity

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Betül Aksu - TR

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Ars Electronica 2020
Media and Arts Technology
Queen Mary University of London
UK



The Artist's Inner Speech
About Interactivity

Betül Aksu - TR

TAISAI -The Artist’s Inner Speech About Interactivity- is a humorous and artsy chatbot. It assists the audience to witness the artist’s internal monologue about the future of interactive art after the pandemic.

TAISAI is created in response to moving art exhibitions online due to the pandemic. The artist’s initial submission to this group exhibition examined tactile interactions with art systems as part of site-specific installations. As it was no longer possible to exhibit in public spaces and conventions became obsolete, the artist took a speculative design approach [1] to imagine preferable and probable futures of online interactions. Each self-emerging possibility was formed as a sub-conversation between the artist and the audience.

The artist used the Feminist Chatbot Design Process by Josie Young [2] and the Feminist Design Tool by Feminist Internet [3] in designing the conversations and the chatbot [4]. The tools help creators to consider the values they are implementing in their systems, to highlight possible biases and inequalities in the design process. In the form of an internal monologue of an artist delivered by an assisting chatbot, TAISAI promotes the urgent need to focus on the role of the creator in possible futures of online interactions. Lastly, TAISAI revisits the suggestions for the future of interactive art [5] with a fresh perspective.

Betül Aksu - TR

Betül is an artist and researcher based in London. Her PhD research in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London focuses on people’s experience with interactive artworks. She investigates how familiarity with technologies affect people’s perception of experience by using quantitative and qualitative research methods [6]. Her artistic practice spans printmaking, photography and interactive installations. She uses language as an art material [7] and experiments with the processes of making sense. She was selected for British Council AltCity Digital Arts Residency [8] and exhibited in media art exhibitions and festivals in the UK, Turkey, Austria, and Ireland.

b.aksu@qmul.ac.uk
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