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Lauren McCarthy

Lauren McCarthy is an artist and open source software developer. Her practice consists of repeated attempts to hack her way out of herself, and into relationships with others, using software and hardware, feedback systems and sousveillance, scripts and performances, viral videos and internet interventions. This amounts to dating while a crowd of Amazon Mechanical Turk workers watch and direct, tethering herself to a stranger’s GPS data while physically following them all day, and performing as human host for an AI system that feeds instructions into her ear while she hosts 24 hour cocktail parties.