Amanda, 2017. Paper poster with designs created in Adobe Creative Suite, 5 posters, each 30 x 45 inches.
Welcome to Amanda, your new social media assistant! Amanda is for the overworked and overwhelmed – people who move through life fast and struggle to stay connected. Amanda operates primarily through a wearable device affixed to your ear that contains a camera, microphone, GPS, and temperature and heart rate monitor. Amanda then utilizes this data to learn about you and your behavior on social media. Once she is fully trained, she is able to post and interact on social media on your behalf, obtaining content through the wearable device! Amanda operates through three different phases, each with varying levels of user involvement: Learning, Partial Automation, and Total Control. Amanda is a social commentary on our over-dependence on social media. She is a purposefully-flawed solution to a problem that many of us social media users have: spending too much time sharing and curating our lives online at the expense of our privacy and our time (away from technology).
Mane Chakarian, B.A. Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies (2017)
Jiachen Hu, B.A. Computer Science (2017)
Taylor Wong, B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2018)