ART PERFORMANCE “THEY ARE FALLING ALL AROUND ME / Postcards from the Edge of Latent Space” at Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University

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ART PERFORMANCE “THEY ARE FALLING ALL AROUND ME / Postcards from the Edge of Latent Space” at Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

FRIDAY, APRIL 12. 2024 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Experience this groundbreaking interactive performance at the Moody Center for the Arts that explores the intersection of image, poetry, and artificial intelligence (AI) – the result of a collaboration between poet Nick Flynn, media artist David Rokeby, and curator Natalie Klym.

This unconventional poetry reading hosted in the Moody’s Lois Chiles Theater features a real-time voice-to-scrolling image generator developed by Rokeby at the University of Toronto’s BMO Lab. The AI program featured in this performance was fine-tuned on a dataset of writing, collages, and prompts derived from Flynn’s latest poetry collection, Low.  During the performance, the program will respond to Flynn’s voice in real time by generating an ever-changing scroll of stunning and surreal images.

Following the performance, Flynn and Rokeby will be joined by Rice professor and composer Anthony Brandt for a conversation on the ethical implications and artistic possibilities of artificial intelligence. Audience members will also have an opportunity to buy a copy of Low before and after the event.

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Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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(713) 348-2787
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