Eliza Redux

"Adrianne Wortzel's work explores historical and cultural perspectives in both physical and virtual networked environments as venues for interactive robotic and telerobotic installations, performance productions and texts. In the spirit of art and science collaborations serving the realm of interactive theater, Eliza Redux is a telerobotic work where three robots server as online pseudo-psychoanalysts, offering 5-minute private sessions. Eliza Redux celebrates the phenomenon of Dr. Joseph Weizenbaum's linguistic 1966 computer program ELIZA, developed at M.I.T., which allowed for text-based human conversation with a computer program as psychotherapist. The program applied pattern-matching rules to the human's statements to figure out its replies. Each robot has its discipline, i.e. either Freudian, Lacanian and Jungian. Together they form the centerpiece of a global 'therapeutic' control center. Eliza Redux was online for two years and installed at New York City College of Technology." -- From Turbulence

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Turbulence

Published in 2005 by Turbulence.

This copy was given to the Electronic Literature Lab by Jo-anne Green and Helen Thorington in Spring of 2016. Copy media format: web.

PUBLICATION TYPE

Showcase

ORIGINAL URL

https://turbulence.org/spotlight/eliza/index.htm