SPACE10 Session: Yelling at Computers with Nicole He
In this SPACE10 Session, voice technologist Nicole He discusses using technology to make art and making art about technology.
How do our ideas about technology differ from how it actually exists today? This is the question explored in Nicole He’s ‘videogame-adjacent’ artworks. Focusing on voice technologies with her ‘sometimes-deliberately-broken’ games and installations, she plays with ideas about function, expectation and how we speak to computers. In this session, Nicole will present some of her experiments, including AI interviewing Billie Eilish for Vogue Magazine, a Tinder-swiping robot, and a computer assistant using a galvanic skin sensor to make decisions on behalf of its users.
About the Guest
Nicole He is a game developer and creative technologist based in Brooklyn, making unconventional voice technology projects and videogames. She previously worked as a creative technologist at Google Creative Lab and teaches at NYU ITP.
How to Attend
This SPACE10 Session is hosted on Zoom. You can sign up by clicking the ‘Attend’-button and submitting your name, email address, and location. From then on, just download Zoom so you’re ready to go — it should all take two minutes in total.
On the day, be ready and logged in by 5 pm so we can welcome all participants at once. But if you’re late, don’t worry — you can sneak in, we won’t tell anyone. When you enter the event, you will be muted and your webcam is disabled to make the audiovisual experience as smooth as possible for all of us — but we hope you’ll drop an emoji or a greeting in the chat. And you may want to bring some questions for our guest!
This Session has a maximum capacity of 1000 participants.
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