The Serpentine Galleries’ GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Podcasts are hosted by Legacy Russell and Victoria Sin and were recorded after the Galleries’ annual Marathon, 2017, which took place at City Hall, London on 7 October 2017.
Legacy Russell and Victoria Sin revisit the Serpentine Galleries’ GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, where more than 50 participants addressed the themes and challenges that underpin the coming age of automation, over 12 hours in front of a live audience. The podcasts feature key moments of the day and continue the conversation on how we might complicate a future with artificial intelligence in interesting ways.
The GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon brought together artists, scientists, engineers, poets, AI developers, sociologists, philosophers, filmmakers, writers, anthropologists, occultists and musicians to consider the impact of artificial intelligence and its relationship to human development on planet earth. After a trilogy of Marathons that addressed Extinction (2014), Transformation, (2015), and Miracles (2016), the Serpentine turned to the near future, exploring artificial intelligence, interspecies cooperation, machine learning, transhumanism and non-linear time.
Hosted by Legacy Russell and Victoria Sin
A Reduced Listening production
Producers: Jessie Lawson and Jack Howson
Music: Jemsheed by Ayshay.
Mixing engineer: Rob Winter
Additional sound design: Amnesia Scanner and Dean Kenning
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Kenric McDowell leads the Artists + Machine Intelligence program at Google Research, facilitating collaboration between Google AI researchers, artists, and cultural institutions. In addition to twenty years experience in software design and engineering, Kenric has an MFA in photography and regularly performs acoustic and electronic music.
Jason Louv is an author, journalist, cultural theorist and renowned spiritual teacher. Louv is the author and editor of eight books, including Generation Hex, Thee Psychick Bible and the upcoming John Dee and the Empire of Angels (Inner Traditions, April 2018). Jason runs the influential spirituality blog Ultraculture and has written for Vice, Motherboard, Boing Boing, Esquire Online and many more. As a communications strategist and consultant, Jason’s work has appeared everywhere from the pages of National Geographic to Times Square billboards to Buzz Aldrin’s international campaign to colonise Mars. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.