Past Event

POSTPONED: Art + Life: The Last A.I. Panel (of the year, probably)

December 6, 2023
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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413 Dodge Hall

This event has been postponed for a later date.

Join Margaret Rhee and Blake Butler in an open discussion on the possibilities of technology and writing. This 90-minute session will discuss topics such as 21st century hypertext, the uses and misuses of A.I., the new frontiers for language and narrative, how to win a grant from our future robot overlords. Moderated by Adjunct Assistant Professor Quincy Scott Jones.

Margaret Rhee is a poet, scholar and new media artist. Her books include Love, Robot, and the forthcoming Machine Dreams: Race, Robots, and the Asian American Body and Poetry Machines.  Her new media artworks include Afro-Asian Poetic Pantry and The Kimchi Poetry Machine. Her awards include a 2018 Elgin Award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association and the 2019 Best Book Award in Poetry by the Asian American Studies Association.

Blake Butler is the author of nine book-length works, including Alice Knott300,000,000, Sky Saw, There is No Year, Scorch Atlas, and Ever, as well as the nonfictional Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Fence, Bomb, Bookforum, and as an ongoing column at Vice. In 2021, he was longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize. He is a founding editor of HTMLGIANT.