- Chiehping Chen is an NYC–based graphic artist, maker and user experience designer from Taiwan. He graduated from Parsons MFA Design and Technology, and primarily focuses on visual solutions, interactive art and UX/UI design between physical computing field and the real world.
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Lone Comfort is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy experiment.
To help myself modify and cope with irrational beliefs, IBM Watson APIs are used to identify my automatic negative thoughts and feelings during conversations with the Watson chatbot. By creating a Cognitive AI helmet as a digital comfort zone and symbol of isolation, and by wearing it in public, I want to document the comparison of relationships between a mobile device, human, and myself. The experiment is a self–revealing process for myself who has anxiety problems and usually suffers from anger, depression, and isolation. It is a trip to have conversations with my inner–self. Training the AI’s cognitive ability to recognize the factors which influence my emotions and behaviors, I also have a chance to dispute and replace my irrational beliefs and find my balance of mind.
The current version wearable device and documentation video will be shown at Parsons MFA Design and Technology Thesis Exhibition, Spectrum, on May 16th to 19th, 2017.