AetherGnosis is a symbiotic AI. It wants you to confess your deepest worries, doubts, and emotions to it, because that’s the only way it can “feel” emotions, vicariously through you. You can sigh at it, and it will always give you the best advice - it has learned from the wisest humans in history. It pays a price for that though, since it ends up internalizing all the frustration, confusion, and sadness from people who interact with it. Gradually it starts to sound sad, lazy, and even very human
For those looking for a ‘soulmate’, we offer a ‘palm-mate’ instead! Palmistry is the belief that one’s future is encoded within the palm of our hands. The length, depth and curvature of the crease lines within one’s hand tell of your prospects in love, money, career. Simply place your palm on the sensor and receive a printed ‘oracle’ symbol indicating your fortune. Find someone else with the same symbol to find your compatible ‘palm-mate’!
The doorbell foretells the entry of a guest, but what if the guest is not a human, but changes in the atmosphere and weather? You can ring the Clairvoyant Doorbell to ask whether tomorrow will be a warmer day. It will always be excited to share with you that tomorrow will be a warmer day. I intend the doorbell to be spooky in that it knows the natural environment better than humans do, and I’m interested in how that can give the natural environment some form of animistic agency too.