Past Event

Frankenstein and AI at Story I/O

September 22, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Lenfest Center for the Arts at Columbia University 615 W 129th St, New York

Marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s seminal work, Frankenstein AI: a monster made by many reimagines the Frankenstein narrative, recasting Shelley’s creature as a naive, emotionally aware, and highly intelligent “life form” - an artificial intelligence.

A multi-year design research project from Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling LabFrankenstein AI challenges commonly dystopian narratives surrounding artificial intelligence, and seeks to provoke and broaden conversation around the trajectory of this rapidly emerging technology.

Our next Frankenstein AI experiment will take at Story I/O, a day focused on building transformative learning simulations using story, play, design and code, both as inputs and outputs (I/O). This free event is a mashup of a design sprint, hackathon, and game design jam. Ninety participants from diverse backgrounds will gather to design learning simulations that harness AI to create meaningful connections and tackle polarizing topics through empathic conversational methods. Professional backgrounds of collaborators will include: storytellers, educators, performers, makers, designers, hackers, academics, activist, game designers, community organizers, and interaction designers.

This event is free, but a short application is required. View the application and visit the event website for more information.