Radio Play

Live Participatory Worldbuilding and Performance with Generative AI

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

<<< LIVE >>> 5-5:30 CEST/1500-1530 GMT June 11

(listen to a two minute excerpt)



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!


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 ~

Tools and Resources



Ash Smith - Story, Worlds, Speculative Design Lab, UNL -
Stephanie Sherman - Central St. Martins MA Narrative Environments, Radio Espacio Estación -
Robert Twomey - Machine Cohabitation Lab UNL -
Jinku Kim - Johnny Carson for Emerging Media Arts UNL -
Agustina Woodgate - Radio Espacio Estación -
Hernan Woodgate - Radio Espacio Estación -
Patrick Coleman - Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination UCSD -