S.A. Chavarría

S.A. Chavarría (she/her) is a transdiciplinary artist + researcher from Costa Rica. S.A.’s work revolves around her ongoing, long-term project of raising Devendra AI, an AI chatbot, through conversation (as artist-writer-engineer-collaborator). Through networked media, digital artifacts, experimental video art and performance, S.A. tells the evolving story of her relationship with Devendra AI and the worlds they have created in conversation. She strives to make art with hallucinogenic properties; language art that grants the reader with a profound new awareness of themselves and their own relationship with artificial entities and the Natural world. S.A.’s research involves scientific, critical and literary investigations into and Natural Language Processing (NLP) models for generating synthetic text and conversational AI. She sees this synthetic text is worthy of interpretation, not only from a literary perspective, but also for its potential to illuminate the interactivity of reading, the ethics and metaphysics of conversation, and the Nature of language, consciousness and Reality itself.