Past Event

Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many

October 13, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, 165 West 65th Street, New York

It was an innocuous challenge, issued by Lord Byron 200 years ago, that sparked Mary Shelley’s imagination to bring Frankenstein to life. Join Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab as they bring this spark to New York Film Festival Convergence with a special lab session mixing story, play, design, and AI. Working with lab facilitators, participants will prototype an immersive dinner party, where guests will interact with a custom-made “Frankenstein” AI through voice and text. The AI will engage in conversation, surfacing audience fears and hopes through personal stories. Those same fears and hopes will become the “body parts” that the AI will use to craft its own ghost story, questioning the act of creation and reminding us all what it means to be human.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the event webpage