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AI Bot pranks Telemarketers

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“Hanging up on annoying telemarketers is the easiest way to deal with them, but that just sends their autodialers onto the next unfortunate victim. Roger Anderson decided that telemarketers deserved a crueler fate, so he programmed an artificially intelligent bot that keeps them on the line for as long as possible.

Anderson, who works in the telecom industry and has a better understanding of how telemarketing call-in techniques work than most, first created a call-answering robot that tricked autodialers into thinking there was an actual person answering the phone. So instead of the machine automatically hanging up after ten seconds, a simple pre-recorded “hello?, hello?” message would have the call sent to a telemarketer who would waste a few precious moments until they realized there really wasn’t anyone there.”

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Dancing with drones

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This is a collaboration developed by elevenplay×Rhizomatiks who has been the pursuing possibilities of relationship and interaction between the body and technology by interacting with a variety of hardware and devices such as robot arms and motor-controlled floating balls. In this new work, objects are arranged three-dimensionally in real space through a tracking technology and drone control system, and the work, in which dancers give performances, has been presented so as to find the possibility of a new bodily expression.

Dojo Rising – Cloud Control

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Dojo Rising – Cloud Control

Bizarre video for Dojo Rising off the new album Dream Cave from Australia’s Cloud Control. Catchy tune + strange revenge tale + creepy clowns = win.

Book written in twitter

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I wrote a book in twitter on storytelling & design based on a course I teach at Columbia University. Written in tweets and available in 140 limited edition hardcover copies the project is an experiment in scarcity & abundance. Read More

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