Frankenstein AI from the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab debuted at Sundance 2018. It was a cross-displinary collaboration that used machine learning, immersive theater, dance, and prompts for social interactions.
I talk with choreographer Brandon Powers and freelance dancer Jacinda Ratcliffe about how they created a feedback loop between audience sentiment, machine learning, and feeding dance instructions to Jacinda to be translated into dance moves. They created their own abstracted language for movement, and found a way to have the AI give real-time feedback, guidance, and direction for dance sequences that capture the emotional sentiment of audience answers to questions about what it means to be human.
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