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Keyboard of Things [KoT].

2011-ART/INSTALLATION. keystroke dynamics have been used to identify and authenticate users for decades. Variables like the number of mistakes and the number of special characters or longer pauses in typing are analyzed by machine learning models and classification algorithms. Those predictions can automatically identify emotional states of users such as confidence, hesitancy, nervousness, relaxation, sadness and tiredness, based on these keystroke dynamics with an accuracy of up to 88%.

Concerning the role of interfaces in surveillance, the artistic project Keyboard of Things, consists of a series of devices hybrid of computer keyboards and objects such as tennis rackets, pillows, boxing bags, grenades. By using these dyfunctionalized interfaces across social networks, mails or browsing, a user can type random sequences of text generating wrong information against patterns recognition by typing. Key- board of things use strategies such as obfuscation, confusion, hacking, disruption, gamification, to open discourses about interfaces functionality and surveillance.The ongoing project was initiated in 2010 with the interactive installation “Ljhgy lkjñl ig fljhfl jhi ´pik hvjhf h glkj hg,n ´poi´pkjngy lkh lkjwel lkj l-kjlkihg Hulk ljhf.” , “Marlon Random” in 2011 and “k-pilow in 2013” the name “Keyboard of things [KoT]” was coined in 2019.

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  • ”Por error: El accidente como motor artistico”. OBSERVATORI 2011. 12º Festival Internacional de Investigación Artística de Valencia. Reales Atarazazas. (Spain)
  • Relational Art &Open Exhibition. Open Containerrr. EXPANDER.Project 14th Dec to 21st, Promenade, Linz. (Austria).
  • Open House, INTERFACE CULTURE. Kunst Universität Linz Kolllegiumgasse 2/3 4010 LINZ, 27/04/2012. (Austria).
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