Am I Alive?
Jacqueline Kory

At the core of this project is the idea that new technologies are not alive in the same way as people, trees, and ducks -- but nor are they inanimate like tables or rocks. We attribute perception, intelligence, emotion, volition, even moral standing to social robots, computers, tutoring agents, tangible media, any media that takes -- or seems to take -- a life of its own. At what point do these technologies become alive? Do we need a new category for the "something-in-betweens?' The question of how to encounter this "aliveness" is explored through a set of life-size sequential art pieces.