Looking for Love is a personalised digital story, co-written with AI and culminating in an AR finale. Using the form of a dating app, you match, chat and meet with a love interest with a difference.
Looking for Love is an artwork about the meeting point between humans and machines, and the messiness of trying to join two materials together. It's an experience driven by one of the most powerful human impulses: the quest to find love.
Over the two week duration of Looking for Love, you play at falling in love. It's not a 'will I fall for it?' but rather a 'how does this feel?' Your rational brain knows the 'person' you are interacting with is not real but will there be moments when you find yourself being seduced by the story? Are the hits of dopamine that you receive when you get a message notification any less potent than they would be if the sender were human? Do the flowers delivered to your work smell any less sweet?
Looking for Love also explores the seductive appeal of personalisation and asks whether AI might actually be a better listener than your nearest and dearest.