《Man and Woman In The Middle》

  • Custom Software, Prints, iPhones
  • Dimensions Variable,2014-2017

The title is a play on the term from computer security "man in themiddle attack", which is an attack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communication between two parties who believe they are directly communicating with each other. In this case, we set up a system to MITM attack our own relationship. Instead of sending text messages to each other directly, all of our texts are intercepted by a server. On the server we each have an automated, scripted representation of ourselves handling the message: for Lauren it's the WITM (woman in the middle) and for Kyle it's the MITM (man in the middle). The WITM and MITM have the ability to:
・Modify a message as it is being sent or received.
・Reply to a message instead of modifying or relaying it.
・Initiate new conversations without any actions from Lauren or Kyle.

Through this process we hope to sync our different communication styles and develop a better relationship and conversation. Exhibited here is the current state of the code and excerpts from our conversations with our system.

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