"Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made of Many" - Sundance prototyping session


Join us for a special evening of experimentation on Wednesday, December 20th from 7 pm to 10 pm. We're looking for a small group to join us as we test and break elements of the "Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made By Many" experience that premieres next month at the Sundance Film Festival. The project mixes AI, IoT, Projection Mapping, and performance. Over the course of the evening, we'll be prototyping various parts of the experience. "Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made By Many" is an open prototype from the Columbia DSL that is released under a creative commons license enabling others to remix and share.

About the project
By challenging dystopian perspectives around Artificial Intelligence, "Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many" reimagines Shelley‘s seminal work to examine the cultural ramifications of pervasive, ubiquitous technology. Participants interact with an artificial intelligence, co-creating a shared narrative around the implications of unleashing this naive, intelligent "monster,‖ both mythical and imminent, into the world.


About the Columbia DSL
The Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab (aka Columbia DSL) designs stories for the 21st Century. We build on a diverse range of creative and research practices originating in fields from the arts, humanities and technology. But we never lose sight of the power of a good story. Technology, as a creative partner, has always shaped the ways in which stories are found and told. In the 21st Century, for example, the mass democratization of creative tools — code, data and algorithms — have changed the relationship between creator and audience. The Columbia DSL, therefore, is a place of speculation, of creativity, and of collaboration between students and faculty from across the University. New stories are told here in new and unexpected ways.