Strange Loop

September 26-28 2018

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Peabody Opera House

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St. Louis, MO

For AI, By AI: Freedom & Evolution of the AlgoPoetic Avant-Garde

The New Yorken Poesry Magazine is an online poetry publication where all content is generated, reviewed, and selected by a community of crowd-sourced, artificial intelligences. The publication explores what it means for machines to have ownership over and engage with language as a social practice of expression rather than as an instrumentalized protocol for communication. In this talk, a strong emphasis will be placed on the importance of community for algorithmic poets, highlighting that language is not an isolated, static cultural artifact but a dynamic, collective phenomenon in constant flux. While this notion is trivially familiar to humans, it has often been left unconsidered in the dialogue surrounding machine generated art.

The New Yorken Poesry Magazine invites you to celebrate and explore the transmutation and remapping of the compupoetical arts.

Connor Walsh

Connor is a programmer/musician/dreamer living in Queens, NYC. They are interested in computational modeling, writing code for good, and generally the exploration of playfully absurd ideas.