Lunchtime Talk

Fri 3 May 2019 14:00

Introducing the Sentiment Honk

For this lunchtime talk we are joined by Rachel Smith, who recently joined the studio on a micro residency. Rachel is introducing the, 'Sentiment Honk,' that quite literally 'honks' when it hears something negative.

By Rachel Smith


Rachel Smith

Rachel is a multidisciplinary installation artist. Her main interests lie in the relationship between humans and machines and her work has a particular focus on the hidden decision making processes found in artificial…

Rachel will be demoing her latest project, ‘Sentiment Honk’ and talking about sentiment analysis (programmes which detect the emotional timbre of a piece of text or speech). This is a project which has been developed during a micro residency at the studio and is ready for testing, feedback and discussion.

Come and interact with some playful machines and find out what makes Google think you’re sad.

Rachel is a multidisciplinary installation artist. Her main interests lie in the relationship between humans and machines and her work has a particular focus on the hidden decision making processes found in artificial intelligence. She recently graduated from the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany with an MFA in Media Art.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: to book your place on a tour.

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