On Wednesday April 23 at 7 PM EST, I’ll be presenting at a free webinar on working with emerging technologies–all are welcome. This workshop is hosted by the Canadian Author’s Association in partnership with SF Canada. Here are the details:
Hacking the Future – Working with Emerging Technologies
JE Solo has been working with emerging technologies throughout their career, mostly so that they can use these technologies as tools to build and present new performance, music, media art, and writing. From creating networked performances for virtual spaces, to using webcams and game controllers to connect performer and avatar, to intervening in video game narratives, JE likes to push technology to see where the boundaries lie—and then to challenge those boundaries.
In 2022 JE created a Virtual Reality based entity that wrote poetry using multiple technologies including GPT-3 and Quantum Computers. The entity was trained to write poetry that resembled the style of JE’s song lyrics. JE will discuss their experiences and share insights on the benefits and the pitfalls of working with Artificial Intelligence. This webinar encourages participants to explore AI and new technologies so that they can: contribute to the development of technology; be a voice in the evolving conversations around technology; explore manipulating or hacking the technology and using it towards their own purposes.
As a result of this session attendees will be able to discuss some of the complications around using Artificial Intelligence in writing and art; approach new technologies with a critical eye; have confidence in experimenting with new technologies.
To attend this webinar, please register here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Presenter: JE Solo
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ET)
Length: 90 minutes (including Q&A)
Level: Basic +