Create a response to 'One of Two Stories, or Both' at MIF 2017. The Opportunity:
How might we explore the themes of misinformation, hearsay and variety of opinion. The Approach:
I researched into the ways people communicate and absorb information digitally and dived into the most frequent mediums. The Result:
Laura Taylor was created, a twitterbot that represents a multiple of individuals of varying backgrounds, ages and ethnicities who live in a two mile radius from one another in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Laura is a mixture of any five individuals from the area at any given time, her surname 'Taylor', the most common surname in the area. Laura was imagined to create a glimpse into the events within different people's lives who live in the same town.
What are the stories unfolding right there right now? What would a representation of these diverse set of individuals look like, talk about and express about their life? How misrepresentative and random could this twitterbot become, similar to the misunderstandings and hearsay that happen when stories are retold?
Follow Laura @One_Sided_Story
and listen to her version of stories unfolding in Oldham right now.