Audience members approach a glitter covered kiosk that proposes a series of binary questions about preference (i.e. do you prefer watermelons or kiwis? The Easter bunny or the Pink Ranger?). Structurally referencing the Buzzfeed surveys that were so prevalent in 2014 the Determinator aims to tell each user something about their personality – specifically who your soulmate is, your favorite sport, your political preferences, as well as your favorite fruit. The program operates in a cyclical fashion with the intended goal to negate itself, such that once a “fact” about the user is determined, the next round of preferential questions seeks to negate the results of the previous one.
Additional documentation of the processing program here.
This project was created in collaboration with MaryAnne Carey.