REPOSITORY : dinner table
Dinner Table ( 2000 - ) together with Michael Mateas
listening in on table talk

Dinner Table is a machine that listens in on table talk, spins stories according to the events surrounding it and translates these events into games. Each dinner companion chooses a piece at the beginning of the session. These pieces have pre-existing dispositions and a history that condition the stories told. In response to the conversational flow throughout dinner, the pieces move on a surface reminiscent of a game board.
Preliminary research into the Dinner Table was sponsored in part by the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University.

Here a technical description of the work: