Karen, an App That Knows You All Too Well.

Click from the BBC reports on Karen, the fictional coach in a software-driven experiential art piece.

Part story, part game, it’s designed by the group Blast Theory to be played over a period of days and offers a deliberately-unsettling experience that’s intended to make us question the way we bare ourselves to a digital device.

 Karen Data Report

As the story finishes, you are offered a personalised report using your data. Your report shows how you behaved and how the decisions you made affected Karen.

You get to compare yourself with other players and to see how the science of psychological profiling underpins the story.

Karen is a system that gets to know you. She/it uses data about your behaviour – whether freely given or obtained by monitoring – to give you an experience that is personalised, adaptive and intriguing.

Programming Language.

How does programming language shape companies?

Click reports on the degrees of sophistication in the programming language used by companies such as Google and Facebook and their varying philosophies.

BBC Click is presented by by Gareth Mitchell and available on Phuket Island Radio every Sunday at 9:30am.

Karen is a new work by Blast Theory, developed in partnership with National Theatre Wales.

Co-commissioned by The Space and 539 Kickstarter backers. Karen has been developed with support from the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham and in collaboration with Dr Kelly Page.

Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.