2021. Collage. Interactive Chatbot.

Talkinghead is a commentary on the idea of post-truth and the toxic feedback loop between traditional news media and social media in the form of an interactive, satirical, news program. It features two animated chatbots that generate commentary in response to trending news topics on Twitter.

Talkinghead on a CRT television. 1024w, 300w, 768w, 1536w, 2048w

The chatbots monitor Twitter for specific hashtags and use natural language processing to analyze the contents of the tweets. Based on the keywords found in the body of the tweets, Talkinghead will generate a commentary script in real-time and begin to read it, simulating pundits in a news program.