Radio Play

Live Participatory Worldbuilding with GPT-3

An introduction for writers, theater makers, and creatives to generative text through a hands-on workshop with GPT-3 that culminates in a live, machine co-authored radio show.

A workshop for ISEA2022 Possibles. June 11, 10-6pm CEST. CCCB, Aula 1

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5-5:30 CEST/1500-1530 GMT June 11

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Description

With recent advancements in machine learning techniques, researchers have demonstrated remarkable achievements in text synthesis, understanding, and generation. This hands-on workshop introduces state-of-the-art transformer model (GPT-3) through a participatory, interactive event culminating in a live radio show and internet transmission. Participants will gain experience with Open AI’s GPT-3 as members of an AI writers room. We will discuss issues of liveness and serendipity; possibilities for human/non-human co-authorship; and relate these computational processes to human language, perception, and embodiment. Please bring a text you would like to experiment with!

Schedule

Saturday, June 11 2022

Time Activity
10:00 Introduction
Background and setup
10:30 Activity: warming up our language engines (Discord). Discuss.
11:00 Writer’s Rooms 1: Worldbuilding (small groups)
11:45 Reconvene: share out and decide on concept, themes
12:00 Writer’s Rooms 2: Developing scenes (small group)
12:45 Reconvene: share out scene progress, sign up for production. Other elements (sponsor messages, etc.)
13:00 ~ lunch break ~
14:00 Pre-Production: Peformance Planning
15:00 Reconvene: share out. Sequence blocks, timing.
16:00 Rehearsal and Sound Check
17:00 Performance and Broadcast Performance and Live Internet Transmission
17:30 Debrief
18:00 ~ wrap ~

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Team

Ash Smith - Story, Worlds, Speculative Design Lab, UNL - asheveryday.com
Stephanie Sherman - Central St. Martins MA Narrative Environments, Radio Espacio Estación - stephaniesherman.info
Robert Twomey - Machine Cohabitation Lab UNL - roberttwomey.com
Jinku Kim - Johnny Carson for Emerging Media Arts UNL - www.grayscale64.com
Agustina Woodgate - Radio Espacio Estación - agustinawoodgate.com
Hernan Woodgate - Radio Espacio Estación - radioee.net
Patrick Coleman - Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination UCSD - patrickcoleman.org