Radio Play

Live Participatory Worldbuilding and Performance with Generative AI


AI Radio Play: Live Participatory Worldbuilding with GPT is an introduction for writers, theater makers, and creatives to generative text through a hands-on workshop culminating in a live, machine co-authored radio show.

Recent advancements with large language models demonstrate remarkable achievements in text synthesis, understanding, and generation. This hands-on workshop introduces state-of-the-art transformer models (GPT) through an interactive event culminating in a live radio performance and internet broadcast. Participants gain experience with collaborative worldbuilding, liveness and improv, and collective co-authorship with AI, particularly the variation induced through the unknowable contributions of improvisatory humans and large language models.

Episode 1

Episode 1 Barcelona, Spain ISEA2022 Possibles. June 11, 10-6pm CEST. CCCB.

Episode 2

Episode 2 West Lafayette, Indiana SLSA 2022 Reading Minds @ Purdue. October 7-8, 1:00-3:00 EDT.

Episode 3

Episode 3 Paris, France ISEA2023 Symbiosis. May 16-21, 2023. Forum des Images.



Ash Smith - Speculative Devices Lab, Johnny Carson for Emerging Media Arts, UNL -
Robert Twomey - Machine Cohabitation Lab, Johnny Carson for Emerging Media Arts, UNL -


Miller Puckette - Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UC San Diego -
Jinku Kim - Johnny Carson for Emerging Media Arts, UNL -
Stephanie Sherman - Central St. Martins MA Narrative Environments, Radio Espacio Estación -
Agustina Woodgate - Radio Espacio Estación -
Hernan Woodgate - Radio Espacio Estación -
Patrick Coleman - Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, UCSD -


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This project is made possible through generous support from the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts