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I Broke Amazon’s API to Make Alexa Start a Conversation You’d Never Want to Have

‘Alexa, Call Mom!’ watches, listens, and exploits your grief for capitalistic gain

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Photo courtesy of Nouf Aljowaysir

I live in the curious intersection of art, design, and code. For the past two years, I’ve worked with a small group of artists to develop Alexa, Call Mom!, an immersive storytelling…




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