Social Turkers


What if we could receive real-time feedback on our social interactions? Would unbiased third party monitors be better suited to interpret situations and make decisions for the parties involved? How might augmenting our experience help us become more aware in our relationships, shift us out of normal patterns, and open us to unexpected possibilities? I developed a system like this for myself using Amazon Mechanical Turk. During a series of dates with new people I met on OkCupid, I streamed the interaction to the web using my phone. Turk workers were paid to watch the stream, interpret what was happening, and direct me what to do or say next. These directions were communicated to me via text message and I had to perform them immediately.

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