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Robot Poetry & Neural Narratives

  • Sensor Lab 4 Plompetorengracht Utrecht, UT, 3512 CC Netherlands (map)

During this evening we’ll explore the unusual phenomena that blossom when language and computers meet. CCU and Sensor Lab are happy to present to you two inspiring talks by Allison Parrish (US) and Tivon Rice (US/NL) who each have developed their own approach to let machines enhance their creativity.

Allison Parrish is a New York based poet and programmer who researches and makes art about language, often in the context of computation and the Internet. She is the author of Articulations, a book of generative poems from an algorithm which extracts linguistic features from over two million lines of public domain poetry, then traces fluid paths between the lines based on their similarities. In her talk she’ll give an overview of her own work and the context of computer generated creative writing (including historical work). More information about her work can be found here.

Tivon Rice is an artist and educator based in The Hague working at the intersections of visual studies and technology. His work critically explores representation and communication in the context of digital culture through film and immersive installations. Tivon will give insights in how he uses computer generated poetry to accompany his multimedia installation the voices of nandimul x. In addition, he’ll shed light on his current project called Neural Narratives in which the aim is to understand what the differences are on how machine learning systems process text and images. More information about his work can be found here.

CCU (Creative Coding Utrecht) is a foundation that explores and stimulates digital creativity by organizing community driven events and hands-on experiments

Sensor Lab is a hub that aims to bring together the smart technology community and is currently running a research project called Demystifying the Smart City.

Date: Tuesday 23rd of April
Time: 19:30
Location: Sensor Lab
Door: 8,00 Doorsale (PIN Only)
Pre-sale: 7,50