Research Projects & Awards

Franken-Poet: AI Poetry Project

Pip Thornton.
Chancellor’s Fellow, School of GeoSciences

This project follows an approach from the organisers of the Push the Boat Out poetry festival to return to the festival in 2022. Following the successful display of the Newspeak LED panels and the Poet vs Google poetry slam events in 2021 (which received EFI funding), Pip Thornton was asked asked if she could come up with a new digital input for the 2022 event. For PTBO 2022 she would like to use LED panels to create poetry using the collective creativity of the PTBO poets and their words, creating AI-assisted collaborative poetry. The Frankenstein poetry will scroll on the LED panels in the Summerhall cafe throughout the festival, and will also be available to be read, engaged with, and disseminated via a custom designed web interface. Going forward she would also like to look at publishing some of the Frankenpoetry in a zine or similar.

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