A Collective Meditation With AI
While Warsaw artist Lensk performs music, author K Allado-McDowell hosts a collaborative meditation and writing session with AI. Why should writing or thinking be a lonely experience? What does it mean to imagine, to write, to dream with others? With AI? During this performance, the walls of Hevre will be lit by a constantly growing poem. This poem is the collective creation of the audience, K Allado-McDowell, and a cabal of anonymous AIs. Audience members are invited to converse on a Discord server (discord.io/unsound) at #meditation-AI channel submitting metaphors, memories, dreams, descriptions, questions, answers, and anything else, which K will feed into the machines, growing the poem. As words cross boundaries of remote and local, human and machine, voice and text, an ad hoc group mind pours itself in a poem. An excerpt from the resulting text will be projected in Krakow’s Old Town in the evening.