About

This piece is housed at New Frontier at The Ray. To find time slots and purchase tickets beginning January 16, click here.

Through the simple premise of a friendly company that wants to build a database for how humans respond emotionally to stories, TendAR takes two users on a journey with a cute, fun, little AR fish. The experience then evolves into a full-blown encounter with an AI that becomes sentient, and the ability to accurately judge human emotion is brought into question for the AI—and everyone else.

YEAR 2018

SECTION New Frontier Exhibition

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 10 min

COMPANY Tender Claws

WEBSITE http://www.tenderclaws.com

PHONE (310) 948-5349

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Artist Bios

Samantha Gorman

Samantha Gorman is a founding member of Tender Claws. Their first release, PRY, was an Apple top app of 2015, an IGF Finalist for excellence in narrative, and a Future of Storytelling prize finalist. Virtual Virtual Reality (VVR), a comedy/satire about VR, was named best VR experience by Google Play and best mobile interactive VR experience by Raindance.


Danny Cannizzaro

Danny Cannizzaro is a founding member of Tender Claws: a studio at the intersection of art, tech, and storytelling. Their first release was PRY, which was an Apple top app of 2015. Virtual Virtual Reality was named best VR experience by Google Play and best mobile interactive VR experience by Raindance. Tender Claws is based in LA.