This is the presentation I gave on February 28th, 2012, on the Character Application I was developing as part of a research project funded by Intel on the topic of Vibrancy in Technology.
The Character App gives your phone agency by allowing it to communicate with other phones in its proximity. Through a series of human like interactions, the phones become acquainted, learn to recognize each other, and eventually learn from each other.
By giving phones this level of agency, my intent is to illuminate what is expected from our devices, and to question our own sense of agency within our interaction with our technologies.
More can be read here: http://characterapp.com