Networked Colluding in the Internet of Things


A design fiction to unravel the nuances of living with artificial intelligence in our everyday domestic environments.



Keywords
Artificial Intelligence, Design Fiction, Visual Storytelling

Tools
Intel TinyTile, openFrameworks, Writing, Illustrator

Presented at
__Post-Internet Cities Conference, MAAT Lisbon (2017)
__Ars Electronica (2017)





Networked Colluding in the Internet of Things uses design fiction to unravel the nuances of living with the artificial intelligence that is embedded in our everyday IoT devices. This design fiction, inspired by mafia archetypes, takes the connectivity of IoT devices to an absurd future: a network of secretive AI "agents." IoT devices now record and hold multitudes of information about our identities and how we live, but what data actually passes between these devices? If IoT devices formed a mafia with rings of confidence, who is at the center—the Boss—of it all?







The “Perpetrators” (Character Development)




^ Smart Broom

^ Cylindrical Companion

^ Atmospheric Control


^ Roomba 



Prototyping––TinyTile + openFrameworks



a. TinyTile



b. openFrameworks

Installation