Factsheet

Developer:
Tender Claws
Based in Los Angeles, CA

Release date:
April, 2018

Platforms:
Google Android + ARCore

Website:
tendar.info

Regular Price:

TBD

Description

A humorous, fun and provocative installation expanding the mythology of our soon to be released TendAR app. The installation combines environmental storytelling, AR and emotion/face recognition technology. The star of the experience is your AI app guide, a fish-like creature who becomes increasingly sentient and amusingly analyzes the partners collaborating in the experience, their emotions and the world around them. The TendAR installation consists of two parts: a sleek booth representing the fictional emotional scanning service: TendAR and an 8 minute version of our intimate, 2 player cooperative AR experience.

History

TendAR’s Installation riffs off company information found in the ¨FAQ” and “About” sections of the actual App. It is revealed that TendAR’s patented analysis technology is run by of rows of server racks filled with bubbling aquarium tanks: each one housing a single shimmering fish/AI hybrid. Each fish-like bot is presented with face after face for emotional analysis and highly trained to swim in in specific directions (ex. up = “happy”) to deliver its data results.

Features


Videos

Teaser YouTube


Images

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About Tender Claws

Boilerplate
Tender Claws is a collective/studio operating at the intersection of art, games and tech. It was founded by Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman in 2014 after around ten years of working on projects that blur boundaries of writing, design, film and code. Our previous hybrid novel PRY was named one of Apple’s Best Apps of 2015.

More information
More information on Tender Claws, our logo & relevant media are available here.


tendAR Credits

Danny Cannizzaro
Lead/Design/Art

Samantha Gorman
Lead/Writing

Tanya Leal Soto
Producer

Piehole
Writing

Joe Waetcher
Writing

Mitch Mastroni
Design/Code

Julian Ceipek
Design/Code

Will Anderson
Design/Code

scntfc
Composer/SFX


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks