Embodied Storytelling: a collaboration between human and machine


Where does machine intelligence and human creativity intersect?

A special evening focused on the trials and tribulations of collaborating with artificial intelligence. Join us as we pull back the curtain on Frankenstein AI: a monster made by many –an immersive experience that mixes machine learning, projection mapping, the internet of things, multitouch interfaces, and participatory theater. We’ll share details about the design and build of the Sundance Film Festival installation and discuss recent experimentation in Munich that harnessed Frankenstein AI as a tool for speculative design.

The evening will include lightning talks by

Lance Weiler - aesthetics and constraints

Rachel Ginsberg - embodied storytelling moments

Brandon Powers - algorithmic choreography

Afterwards, we'll step into a collaborative design and playtesting process lead by Nick Fortugno that will inform the evolution of Frankenstein AI, a multi-year design research project that experiments with creative uses of AI to explore algorithmic bias and develop inclusive design practice for emergent technology. Like many of Columbia DSL’s initiatives, Frankenstein AI is a Copy Left project released under a Creative Commons license intended to be remixed and shared.

doors open

7:15 to 8:15
perspectives on collaborating with an AI

8:15 to 10
design and playtesting session

For more info on the project...
Short vid about the Frankenstein AI project:

Volunteers needed to help with documentation and playtesting. If you’re interested please contact us! Thanks!