What is the meaning of machines making art?! We talk with playwright & technologist Kat Mustatea about bots as a wholly new medium for art, its similarity to puppetry, the idea of agency, and the social implications of algorithmic systems used for mass control! Fun, fun.
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Kat Mustatea is a playwright and technologist. Her recent TED talk examines the meaning of machines making art, looking at what new art forms arise as society shifts radically toward autonomous, algorithmic behavior. Her writing about the intersection of art, technology and society has appeared in Forbes, The Week, and Hyperallergic. A high school math prodigy, she studied philosophy at Columbia University and sculpture at Pratt Institute. She founded a theater company in Berlin and has spent the last decade developing cross-disciplinary works for the stage that combine music, dance, and highly emotional theater. Her plays have been performed in New York, Chicago, Berlin, and Oslo. As a technologist, she has worked as a software engineer and product manager, and is now a freelance consultant. She regularly speaks about art, technology, and culture, and is working on a book about art in the age of machine intelligence.
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