Created by Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald, pplkpr is an app that tracks, analyzes, and auto-manages your relationships. Using a smartwatch, pplkpr monitors your physical and emotional response to the people around you, and optimizes your social life accordingly.
pplkpr was created to explore the implications of quantified living for relationships. Part provocation and in part a speculation, pplkpr is also a fully functional app that poses questions of data ownership between two people, and if algorithms could understand our relationships and make better interpersonal decisions than we can ourselves?
Created by Lauren McCarthy, “LAUREN” is an online experiment where she attempts to become a human version of Amazon Alexa, a smart home intelligence for people in their own homes. The project will take place as an online three day performance that begins with an installation of a series of custom designed networked smart devices in peoples’ homes.