Project Uses Alexa Notifications To Weave An Intricate Crime Drama

Project Uses Alexa Notifications To Weave An Intricate Crime Drama
Design

Monitor is an interactive site that lets viewers see a crime story unfolding in real time on a desktop screen

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 4 may 2017

Interactive storytelling has boomed in an increasingly digital world. Artist Luke Munn created a fictional narrative based on the real world homicide investigation, in which the police requested a warrant for the person’s Amazon Alexa data. Monitor tells the story of a death through notifications, with apps for mixing drinks, pool maintenance, and water use as well as outgoing calls.

The site also has a slider, which lets viewers roll back the clock or move forward as they begin to connect the dots. Munn says on his website that the project “explores the data these objects might possess and anticipates some of the ways it might be both used and abused.” Much in the way live text conversations are now the method of choice to tell scary stories, perhaps notification tech tales are not far behind as a new storytelling trend.

Monitor

 

Interactive storytelling has boomed in an increasingly digital world. Artist Luke Munn created a fictional narrative based on the real world homicide investigation, in which the police requested a warrant for the person’s Amazon Alexa data. Monitor tells the story of a death through notifications, with apps for mixing drinks, pool maintenance, and water use as well as outgoing calls.

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