Tag: chatbot

Chatting with the dead: Autoicon

Autoicon is a CD-ROM project by UK artist Donald Rodney who, in response to diagnosis of sickle-cell anemia, created works that explored the idea embodying himself in various…

Eliza

The mother of all chatbots is Joseph Weizenbaum‘s Eliza first developed in the late 1960s. Interestingly, ELIZA was in fact the name of the general purpose program that…

Chatting with the dead: Professor Oblivion

David Cronenberg’s Videodrome includes the character Professor Oblivion, a McLuhan-esque figure who responds only through the medium of video. Spoiler alert: In the course of the film, Professor…

Botopera: Opening

A séance with the public domain, chatbots on an IRC interface and a plotter animate authors whose work has entered into the public domain 70 years after their…