I love You_ I Miss You (2001)

This piece writes "I miss you" in cursive until you move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard. Then it will write "I love you". It resets itself to "I miss you" unless you do something. It also writes on screen "n=1", if it is alone, or "n=2", if it detects you. All of the programming that makes the piece run is written on the screen as it plays. This includes setting up the situation of the computer as alone, "n=1" initially, then setting a function for emotional response given if the machine detects you or not, a script to constantly check these emotions, and for the means of detection (mouse movement or keypress). The programming is intended to paralleling human conditioning and basic emotional response. The piece is intented to be an eternal companion providing unconditional love.

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This piece writes "I miss you" in cursive until you move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard. Then it will write "I love you". It resets itself to "I miss you" unless you do something. It also writes on screen "n=1", if it is alone, or "n=2", if it detects you. All of the programming that makes the piece run is written on the screen as it plays. This includes setting up the situation of the computer as alone, "n=1" initially, then setting a function for emotional response given if the machine detects you or not, a script to constantly check these emotions, and for the means of detection (mouse movement or keypress). The programming is intended to paralleling human conditioning and basic emotional response. The piece is intented to be an eternal companion providing unconditional love.

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