model of fetishized lust
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README.md

kochiyama

model of fetishized lust

Sofia_Crespo-Trauma_Doll-1441

Illustration taken from Trauma Doll by Sofia Crespo.

origins

This project was born in the mind of artist Polly Yim. It is a tool needed to achieve her vision. A meditation on how phenotype, reflecting ethnicity, is contributing to perceived attractiveness and how does it relate to objectification of human body.

The model of perfect objectifier was needed and therefore this project was born.

what is it?

It is a bot. But it is designed to transcend own kind. Abstract enough to scrape the content from any type of dating website, it is not focusing on the question how, but rather what. What is happening in the mind of an agent acting out of lust.

mentalese

Mentalese stands for the language of mind. It is not researched by traditional linguistics, as it differs significantly from languages used in communication between humans. It is not researched directly by psychology, as it is already a higher level conceptualization over what is happening inside our psyche. It is also too far away from neurons to be treated seriously by neuropsychology.

Traditionally the "language of thoughts" was researched by phenomenology, where the mental phenomena can be grasped in introspection. This project is built upon very simple phenomenological model of a mental process.

mental activities

The code which came out of this approach is quite unlike any other code I've ever written:

public class KochiyamaAgent {

  @Inject Memory memory;

  @Inject LetMeInIntent letMeInIntent;

  @Inject ShowMePeopleAsProductsIntent seePeopleAsProductsIntent;

  @Inject UnrollMorePossibilitiesIntent unrollMorePossibilitiesIntent;

  @Inject GoBackIntent goBackIntent;

  @Inject WhichFaceOrdersAndOrdainsMeAnalysis whichFaceOrdersAndOrdainsMeAnalysis;

  @Inject IsThereMorePotentialityAnalysis isThereMorePotentialityAnalysis;

  @Inject DoIWantToUnrollEvenMorePossibilitiesAnalysis doIWantToUnrollEvenMorePossibilitiesAnalysis;

  @Inject
  DoIWantToConceptualizeAnotherPersonaAnalysis doIWantToConceptualizeAnotherPersonaAnalysis;

  @Inject AmIBoredAnalysis amIBoredAnalysis;

  public void start() {
    letMeInIntent.act();
    do {
      exerciseMyOrdoAmoris();
    } while (!amIBoredAnalysis.analyze().act());
  }

  private void exerciseMyOrdoAmoris() {
    seePeopleAsProductsIntent.act();

    do {
      ConceptualizePersonaIntent conceptualizePersonaIntent =
          whichFaceOrdersAndOrdainsMeAnalysis.analyze();
      Person person = conceptualizePersonaIntent.act();
      memory.remember(person);
      goBackIntent.act();

      if (doIWantToUnrollEvenMorePossibilitiesAnalysis.analyze().act()
          && isThereMorePotentialityAnalysis.analyze().act()) {
        unrollMorePossibilitiesIntent.act();
      }

    } while (doIWantToConceptualizeAnotherPersonaAnalysis.analyze().act());

    goBackIntent.act();
  }
}

Please read it as code poetry. I am surprised by achieved effect. I experience the tension between formality of chosen programming language, and the new language of specific mental process. I feel goose bumps when "cold" Java keywords are read together with their emotional connotations in natural language. The meditation begins, eternal one, not being able to decide which structure builds the language and which one is the metalanguage.

architecture

Several modules build up this project:

mental activities

The exemplum is binding all the modules into something which can be executed.

The ontology describes entities of this mental universe: Person and Image

The psyche covers basic model of elements constituting mental process and memory.

The memory is responsible for persisting the content.

The metacognition is covering mental activities reflecting over other mental activities. It brings various possibilities of visualizing the mental process.

The metacognition-console is one of possible implementations of mental process visualizer.

The lust is where desires are being modeled.

The sensorium-orientale adapts the lust to the phenomenon of websites like asiandating.com. This is code of the fetish, but in the same time there is nothing of a fetish in the code.

running

In the kochiyama-exemplum/src/main/resources copy the kochiyama-template.properties into kochiyama.properties and adjust the properties accordingly. You will also need either chrome or firefox webdriver or both of them.

Run KochiyamaBot

who might benefit from such an approach to writing bots?

  • whoever wants to scrape content from dating services
  • coders of bots which are less automatic and more human-like in their agency, which might let them pass bot-detection algorithms
  • QA specialists, writing test automation with higher level of agency