University College London, Apples and Snakes poetry organisation and poets, Zena Edwards from Verse in Dialog in collaboration present Human Code Computer Tongue.
When: Monday 20 February 2017, 10am-4pm
Where: UCL, 5th Floor Reception, One Euston Square, 40 Melton St, London NW1 2FD (Please report to the ground floor reception)
Tickets: FREE – but booking essential!
Technology offers us one of the most exciting chances to dialogue about what we imagine our world will be like in 20, 50, 100 years; what our plans are for the next generations are and how will technology play a part in that future. But most importantly, what stories, myths, fables, tales, epics, limericks and yarns will we be telling ourselves about ourselves in 2017? And how will those stories serve us?
So, in a day long session looking at technology as the storyteller’, I am gathering poets, coders and linguists to come together to explore how technology assists the literary arts, the writing of poems and the creation of stories that sustain, and the value of a healthy relationship between the two.
With a focus mainly on how poetry is written through code and using images as provocations, participants can expect deep discussion on the phenomenon of artificial intelligence and the writing of code to create poetry, poetry coding, code in poems, poem codes……
We will pit our skills against new computer programs that also writes poetry. We will discuss how the human imagines and makes meaning of language, debate how technology opens up the world of stories and explore the craft poetry.
– Excerpt from Zena Edwards Blog