A captcha grid in lurid pink. A heart-shaped pair of sunglasses reveal in one corner a human heart and in the other, some 'code' green writing. There are ribbons and cherubs.
Image credit: Guy J Sanders

Looking for Love

What’s the most efficient way to fall in love?

What would happen if you let data determine the biggest decisions of your life?

Surely training a machine on everything the internet knows about love will result in unparalleled romantic success?

Can you teach a robot how to love? Looking for Love is a playful interactive artwork for humans. Part modern-day tamagotchi, part interactive fiction, part experiment, the experience happens over three days (or less if you’re impatient) via a message-based chat app.

Artificial Intelligence, human intuition and everything that gets lost in translation, this artwork invites you to take the perspective of another form of intelligence to reflect on the peculiarities of our own.

Looking for Love is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Documentation film


10 February - 1 June 2024 - The Exchange at University of Birmingham.

21 June 2023 – 20 January 2024 - AI: Who’s Looking After Me? at Science Gallery London, in collaboration with FuturEverything.

Cast and creative team

CREATED BY Dan Barnard, Rachel Briscoe & Joe McAlister | UI DESIGN BY Diana Monova | IMAGE DESIGN BY Guy J Sanders

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