week 11: artificial intelligence / posthumanism / HCI

Week 11: March 19
artificial intelligence / posthumanism / HCI

prepare Hayles, N. Katherine. “Toward Embodied Virtuality” and “Conclusion.” How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetic Literature and Informatics. Chicago UP, 1999.
team class 4  Mary, Jivitesh, Bonnie
guests / activity Demonstration and discussion with development team members of New Dimensions in Testimony, a collection of interactive biographies from USC Shoah Foundation that enable people to have conversations with pre-recorded video images of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses to genocide. The project uses groundbreaking natural language software that allows audiences to interact with the recorded image of a Holocaust survivor, who responds to questions in real time, powered by complex algorithms providing realistic conversation.
 deliverable  interactive practice assignment due (20%)

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