Katie Micak is an artist and a researcher. Her work is concerned with understanding the affective impact of emerging technology. Her current project “The Alexa Experiment” looks at what it’s like to live with Amazon’s artificially intelligent home assistant (and chat bot) the Alexa in order to find out ‘who’ Alexa is.
She has been doing video and performance art investigations for over ten years. She one of the curators at Toronto based interactive art festival- Vector, is an educator of video art and its history, has worked in multiple collaborative design labs, and recently completed her MA in Digital Futures from OCAD University.