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Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many


Located at New Frontier at the Kimball Art Center, with a one-time performance at The Box at the Ray

Inspired by the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s seminal text, this participatory installation explores our relationship to the ubiquitous and emerging technology of artificial intelligence. Participants are prompted to reveal their memories, emotions, fears, and hopes to an AI while it attempts to learn about humanity from those who participate.

In addition to the experience at the Kimball that runs throughout the Festival, on Tuesday, January 23, at 9:00 p.m., a special one-time performance will be staged at The Box at The Ray. This experience will feature an interaction between a performer and the “monster made by many” created from Mary Shelley’s text and participants’ responses.

YEAR 2018

SECTION New Frontier Exhibition


RUN TIME 45 min

WEBSITE http://digitalstorytellinglab.com


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Artist Bios

Lance Weiler

Lance Weiler is an award-winning writer/director/producer and founding director of the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab. His work harnesses emerging technologies and spans feature films, television, immersive theater, games, and installations.

Nick Fortugno

Nicholas Fortugno is a designer of interactive narratives and digital and real-world games. His work includes the blockbuster game Diner Dash, award-winning e-comics for AMC, and interactive story projects for Disney, HBO, A&E, and BBC.

Rachel Ginsberg

Rachel's work bridges the space between between strategy and experience, professionally and artistically. She collaborates regularly with the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab on projects across story, play, emerging technology, and impact.