“Karen” is the robot wife of a character named “Plankton” in the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants. She is an intelligent system, a villain, and the emotional dependence of Plankton. The existence of Karen predicts a new era of artificial intelligence, and also shows the possibility of emotional interdependence between humans and machines.No one in the world understands you better than Karen. Is it true love, or a personal information trading that uses your dependence as a means?
The work uses “Karen” as the medium of information collection to collect the audio and image information as materials during exhibition. Through a series of open source programs, the result of audio and image recognition will be generated to an article and the content of a podcast. Finally, through social media and podcast platforms, in a form of plausible but absurd, the materials return to real life.
With automatic and eccentric design and information processing, it penetrates people’s daily life, but also shakes the daily life in cognition. Hoping the work leads to more thinking and imagination about electronic information media, information processing, and human-computer relationship.
Pin-Yu Wu, from Taichung, Taiwan, graduated from the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering at National Tsinghua University, worked as a mechanical structure design engineer, and is now studying at the Institute of Applied Arts at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University. Starting from the essence of human beings, the works combine art, society and technology, and through the stacking of cross-domain knowledge and the application of forms, hope to arouse more concern and discussion on modern life and social phenomena. The works have been selected for the 110th National Art Exhibition, and the exhibition of the Digital Art Center.