MOA (My own assistant)

by Charles Ayats, Alain Damasio, Franck Weber & Frédéric Deslias

A common day in 2040. Your personal assistant is coming with you, loving you and stalking you. How far will you go without rebelling?

MOA is an interactive history in augmented reality. You are now living in 2040, and you entrusted your life to an artificial intelligence that knows everything about you. Decisions, relationships, purchases, all those daily actions became simple. Trust it, accumulate your citizen points and you may reach the Premium package! Science fiction? If only…

Artwork from the exhibition “Escape: L’ humanité numérique”, French Institute

Artist Bio

Charles Ayats, author and designer, creates interactive experiences to facilitate knowledge transfer. He participated in the conception of several web documentaries for the French TV channel ARTE. In 2016, he adapted into virtual reality the comic Sense from Marc Antoine Mathieu and continues his exploration of virtual realities with Scream and 7 Lives, a multi-award winning experimental and interactive fiction.

Sound designer and composer, Franck Weber designs sound systems for non-linear places or works: video games, connected objects, interactive installations… He is a member of the experimental video game collective One Life Remains and participates as author and sound director in the creation of immersive works.

Committed writer, influenced by Deleuze and Nietzsche philosophy, Alain Damasio is the author of a dozen short stories in the vein of political anticipation. The author extends his vision of the world in various artistic projects, notably around music.

Frédéric Deslias founded the Clair Obscur company in 2002. There he shaped his taste for the stage with an activist group. He was spotted and accompanied by the dramatic national center of Normandie and was then welcomed by the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski. Initially a musician and sound designer, he composed and arranged for theatre, dance and cinema some twenty creations from 2002 to 2014. Since then, he has devoted himself to his activities as director, multimedia artist and visual artist.