The Conversation is an interactive hologram installation. When entering a room the viewer is confronted with a hologram of a middle-aged man, discoursing politically sensitive subjects. The hologram is programmed to engage in a conversation by responding with “yes” and “no” answers to questions asked by the viewer. Anyone is welcome to participate in a conversation about art, sexism, and technology.
I want to see how viewers felt about the dominant, partially rude AI hiding behind the hologram. Using well-known manipulation tricks I created a situation, where the viewer is always wrong and their opinions will remain unheard.
I am intrigued to see that some people emotionally respond to the code-generated manipulation, therefore complete the chain of manipulation algorithm.