GET INTIMATE WITH SCIENCE
We like, retweet and favourite things on social media, giving feedback to our devices about how we’re feeling. Now, an app called Pplkpr is attempting to do the same to our social lives. Through a smartwatch, the app monitors your physical and emotional reactions to the people you spend time with, then decides who should be auto-scheduled into your life, and who should be deleted.
It’s part art project, part real app, and you can give it a whirl at Intimacy, an exhibition at the Science Gallery Dublin that explores how we relate to and connect with one another. You can also have a cuddle with a robotic companion cat, investigate how algorithmic logic might one day explain our intimate moments, and map the limits of your personal space.
Creepy or cute? The Kissenger device, which is on display at Intimacy, attaches to your phone and uses sensors to transmit your smooch to your partner