Friday Lates: Defying the Code
17 November 2023, 18:30 to 21:30
Science Gallery London, Guy’s Campus, London
The second of our Friday Lates examines means of resistance to dominant AI narratives and practices with film, discussion, games and live DJs, as well as the chance to explore the exhibition after dark.
Artist Wesley Goatley presents his wry fiction film/performance NEWLY FORGOTTEN TECHNOLOGIES: FIVE ECHOES about the ecological impact of ‘smart’ technologies and AI, and the deep myths, fears, and hopes of humanity that they represent. A companion piece to his installation currently on display, this cautionary tale narrated by Alexa follows five Amazon voice assistants on their journey through the five stages of grief from the home to the waste heap.
Can you beat the AI? HOW (NOT) TO GET HIT BY A SELF-DRIVING CAR is a fun, physical, life-sized game that challenges players to make it to the end of a court without being detected by an AI-powered camera. This collaboration between artist and game developer Tomo Kihara and Playfool (Dan and Saki Coppen) was a hit at this summer’s Playable City festival in Bristol, and we’re thrilled to bring it to Science Gallery London.
As AI tools become more accessible, what will we focus our time and energy on? Join King’s PhD students Tiarna Lee and Jhanelle White as they host an open and honest roundtable discussion that asks the pertinent question WILL AI MAKE US BORING?
About Science Gallery London
Science Gallery London is a place to grow new ideas across art, science and health. It is King’s College London’s unique public space that brings together academics, researchers, students, artists and local communities. Science Gallery London presents exhibitions, events, performances, live experiments, open discussions and festivals.
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