ME/YOU/US + AI

Open lab workshop u19: CREATE YOUR WORLD — Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria (2017)

The interactive installation — developed by the Guerrilla Knowledge Unit — was aimed at a youth audience and used play and experimental games to explore human connections across difference. Young people were invited to “code” their body (and others) and to perform a series of interactive, collaborative, and highly playful instructions to think about diversity and diverse human experiences. 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is inspired by human experience. But how might we create smart machines that are inspired by diverse human perspectives? How can AI and smart machines help humans to better understand each other’s differences? Each other’s physical and intellectual differences, and our different understandings and experiences of life? This lab encourages you to explore this by coding your body to perform a series of interactive, collaborative, and highly playful instructions, using lo-fi and low-tech materials.

A trial of this workshop was first delivered at ROBOTRONICA (August 2017).

Project team Jacina Leong, Linda Knight, with pre-service (QUT) teachers: Jess Martin, Xue Ning Lee, and Dee Armstrong.