Emotional Intelligence
Design Museum, 2018
5 minute performance piece.

Emotional Intelligence is a performance which explores how the future of AI will facilitate machine and human bonding in the context of emotional support.

As ‘smart’ devices begin to infiltrate our private spaces, future iterations will become more attuned to the needs of their customer, with the aim of capturing our emotional data and adapted as a tool for mental health services. Working with actor Mike Kelson, for an immersive performance, the work introduces an older man opening up to his home device about the struggles of caring for his terminally ill spouse and its effect on his mental health.

The project was developed in association with the Design Museum and Master’s course Material Futures. Students were invited to work collaboratively to address an emerging technology or unsustainable issue and conceptualise a ‘Future Factory’ addressing potential outcomes of these future technologies and materials.