Triptych is a three-panel video installation that shows the workings of three types of bots. These types are emotion, character, change, which are also the basic components of storytelling.

Triptych invites to visit the active accounts of these Twitter bots, while simultaneously providing insight in the workings communication and culture within the whole digital space.  

‘Eight Race Cars’ shows bots whose tweets are divided into the eight basic human emotions. Input for their vocabulary comes from highly emotional corners of the internet.
 
Links to bot accounts:
Blackcarinlove
Surprisedredcar
Sadyellowcar
Angrywhitecar
Embarrassedblu1
Happygreencar
Disgustedpurpl1
Scaredorangecar
Bot Life’ shows the bots Maria Hestøye, Agnes deWinter and SimonMK418, who represent three typical characters within the digital space. Input for their vocabulary comes for example from gender- and age-specific corners of the internet.

Links to bot accounts:
SimonMK14
Maria Hestøye
Agnes de Winter
Rexisteinbach01!’ shows the evolution of a changing bot. By using Google Links, Rexi changed character, for example from a dinosaur into ‘shark’, ‘UV-light’, ‘road’, and ‘dead end’. Rexi lost a few keywords with every change. After August 2019, further changes were rarely visible.
 
Link to bot account:
Rexisteinbach01!

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