Predictive text is a feature that aims to simplify text input on smartphones. Based on an analysis of our writing habits, our devices suggest a sequence of words that are supposed to match our writing style. Taptaptap exploits this feature to enable two machines to chat using only predictive text input. What kind of discussions can emerge from a dialogue standardized by algorithms? Although devoid of communicative intent, this machine dialogue does not appear devoid of meaning, and sometimes even takes poetic turns.
Lisa Kishtoo (FR), Bastien Mouthon (CH), Diane Thouvenin (FR)
Lisa Kishtoo, Bastien Mouthon and Diane Thouvenin are graduates of Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL/University of Art and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland. This bachelor’s degree focuses on the relationship between technology and design, mainly in a prospective way, using advanced technologies applied to the field of design.