GH's bar reminds me of Fei Jun's *798 Talk Show*:
On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 6:39 PM, Curt Cloninger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> your bar project made me think of:
> On Mar 17, 2014, at 2:28 PM, "G.H. Hovagimyan" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > On Mar 17, 2014, at 1:33 PM, Curt Cloninger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Some have said that theater is seeming and performance art is being.
> > Hi ist & Curt,
> > Thanks for the detailed analysis of artist and audience. Being a
> performance artist or coming out of that background I agree that
> being(performance) is different from seeminyg (acting).
> > However we can all agree that we've seen actors do mediocre jobs at
> bringing their characters to life even if they've executed their lines
> flawlessly. There's some other indefinable quality that we deem great
> > You've also got the, " willful suspension of disbelief.." to through
> into this mix. That may refer to the Turing Test as much as anything else.
> We may desire that our machines achieve consciousness or respond
> emotionally or become great actors.
> > Even if we fed all the creative acrs by all humanity into an algorithm's
> database, I doubt if a program could come up with something believable.
> However, I did a work a few years back with Peter Sinclair called
> Heartbreak Hotel.
> > The Mise-en-Scene was a bar where different lonely hearts met and
> conversed. We had several characters, A nun, a yuppie, a goth, a dumb blond
> and a survivalist. We took sentences from various texts such as the
> Catholic Catechism, Or Edgar Allan Poe stories etc.. put them into a random
> select poetry generator and had the characters speak to each other via text
> to speech. The conversation was almost believable and very funny. I could
> see an extension to this process where live actors would speak or act out
> lines based on the algorithms choices. Could be very interesting. The
> intention of the work would be to alter human thinking and performance
> based on machine perception and through the process begin to include
> machine "thinking" into human language interactions.
> > G.H. Hovagimyan
> > http://nujus.net/~gh
> > http://nujus.net/~nublog
> > http://artistsmeeting.org
// Victoria Bradbury
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