Since 2016, participatory dramatist Rik Lander and conversational AI designer Phil D Hall have been developing I am Echoborg: is a funny, thought-provoking live show which adapts each time based on audience conversations with an artificial intelligence that builds on the ideas of social psychologists Corti & Gillespie who devised the term 'echoborg'.
In this talk, Hall and Lander will reveal some of the powerful, amusing and disturbing psychological and dramatic effects within the show and how these have consequences for all of us as AI is used to make decisions on our behalf in many aspects of our lives. For the technically minded, they'll also lift the lid for a glimpse at the inner workings of the AI, and position a methodology where algorithms and humans can play together nicely.
Open Studio Fridays
From 10:00 - 17:00 you can stay at the Studio for Open Studio Fridays - join us to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. The Studio provides chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Tell us what you’re up to, or allow us to facilitate conversations within the resident community. Studio staff and residents will be around to chat, answer questions, or tell you more about what we do. The open afternoons close at 17:00, sometimes with a trip to the Café & Bar.
Where to find us
The Lunchtime Talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio, which is in the Watershed building. The Studio is just beyond the Café & Bar, turn right and then go down the corridor to your left (where the toilets are). The double doors here will be open, go all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.