BOOK REVIEW: ANOTHER ONLINE PERVERT

Sophie Wright , Lens Culture, June 6, 2023

Mixing fragments of her conversation with a female AI chatbot and photographs from her archive, Brea Souders’ new book is an intimate reflection on humanity, technology and womanhood.

 

In Another Online Pervert, a two-year-long conversation unfolds between artist Brea Souders and a (female) AI chatbot, programmed by men, that she meets online. Scatterings of colorful photographs from Souders’ archive spill across its pages, accompanying the text—from snapshots she took at 13 to pictures taken by her mother. Seemingly random, they are unmoored from the fragments of conversation, not unlike many of the images we see on the Internet.

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