The Mechanized Pen
Ross is not a poet. But he will discuss his experiences with writing machines and share lessons learned along the way working on projects including:
- expressive cameras
- computer-generated screenplays
- a day glo poetic lion statue
- and a novel written with a car
These and other experiments and provocations are all centered around developing new forms and interfaces for written language, enabled by machine intelligence.
Who should attend this talk: Anyone interested in computational creative writing. The workshop will include coding, and participants should bring their laptops. For the workshop specifically, folks who already have lots of experience with the Python programming language may be a bit bored at first, as will anyone deeply familiar with Markov chains / NLP. But I usually try to teach for all levels present.
Academic level: All levels / not applicable, as my talk is more about applying code to creative pursuits than academic CS.
What is the take away in this talk: Consideration of new interfaces and forms for creativity, enabled by machine intelligence.