"Siri, do you like karaoke?"
"Siri, what's your religion?"
"Siri, do you think I'm beautiful?"
Building a friendship is hard enough but building a friendship with a computer? That can't be possible, right?
Apple's Siri boasts voice recognition and responds to questions and commands, normally used to search for local movie theaters or to call home. In this context, Kosmatopoulos transforms her often laughable interactions with the computer into an entirely interactive and unique work of art.
The project began with its first "season" on September 2, a screenshot of a brief text conversation with Siri and the artist posted first on tumblr, then repeated on facebook. Each season is comprised of ten episodes - acting much like a television series. In this way, the artist combines not only art and digital media, but the concept of television as well.
The artist notes that the project "is a story of friendship between two entities; one is human and one virtual, but both equally real." On October 4, Kosmatopoulos completed the second season of her project. Her interactions with Siri cover many topics, including love, death, fears, and more.
Kosmatopoulos was born in Greece, raised in Paris, and now lives in New York. Her work has been influenced by the advancements in digital media and her art has been displayed in the USA, Canada, and Europe.
SIRI&me is noted as "a new form of entertainment ... an art experiment ... based solely on social media." You can follow the project on twitter, facebook, tumblr and instagram. Feel free to interact with the project as well by submitting your own Siri interactions to the project's instagram page for #SiriSaturdays.