• The Infinite Guide

    a speculative art work and research project, powered by a conversational Artificial Intelligence

    01.09.18 - 09.09.18

    “Although today's technologists, in their sober pursuit of utility, power, and profit, seem to set society's standard for rationality, they are driven also by distant dreams, spiritual yearnings for supernatural redemption. However dazzling and daunting their display of worldly wisdom, their true inspiration lies elsewhere, in an enduring, other-worldly quest for transcendence and salvation.” - (Noble, in The Religion of Technology, 1993 )

    The Infinite Guide is a speculative art work and research project, powered by a conversational Artificial Intelligence, (a natural language human-computer interface). It takes place simultaneously online and at KARST in Plymouth UK


    The project is conceived by the i-DAT Collective at Plymouth University, alongside Crumb Solutions, Intercity, Story Juice and a group of young people facilitated though FACT, KARST & PSCA


    Master Class - Deep learning with Keras

    Lead by: Christos Melidis
    Date: Friday 7th September / 12-4pm
    Location: KARST
    Audience: Creatives / Technologists / Developers
    Requirements: Previous experience in Python and some experience in using tensorflow is preferable.

    Book here.

    Women Reclaiming AI

    Lead by: B Aga & Coral Manton
    Date: Saturday 8th September / 10am-1pm
    Location: KARST
    Audience: Women and people who do not primarily identify as male who are interested in exploring the medium of chatbots and voice assistants for creative and playful speculations.
    Requirements: No previous experience is required, but participants are asked to bring a laptop if they have access to one.

    Book here.

    This project is funded by the Arts Council England and Plymouth University