Rita.py

Interactive Installation
2018

Rita.py is an interactive simulation of an altar. The spectator is invited to kneel in front of a Goddess, embodied by a tilapia steak from the supermarket, and ask questions, which are heard and answered by a robotic female voice that emanates from the altar allowing the spectator to have conversations with her.

Rita is Goddess and virtual assistant. Her responses are based on the Barnum effect, a psychological formula commonly used by fortune tellers and horoscopes to have relative success on the ambiguous answers they provide.

Rita.py es una simulación interactiva de un altar a un culto pseudo-cristiano. El espectador debe arrodillarse frente a la diosa y hacerle una pregunta para que esta le conteste. Como una asistente virtual, Rita.py escucha y responde a tus preguntas con su voz robótica.
Las respuestas se basan en el efecto barnum, una fórmula sicológica empleada por adivinos, horoscopos y tests de personalidad para siempre ser relativamente coherentes.