Artificial Improvisation

Mar 12, 2017 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm CT
Artificial Improvisation


Bradley Knox


Arthur Simone

Bot Party

bots_alive founder Dr. Brad Knox joins ColdTowne Theater’s Arthur Simone, fashion model Annabelle and creepy Doctor Head for a panel on Italian Futurism, ubermarionettes, anthropomorphising, ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’, Social Robotics and Artificial Stupidity.

Bot Party is a humanist collective of artists and engineers, exploring technology through live comedic performance. bots_alive is an app and smartphone accessory that turns remote-control Hexbug Spiders into playful, autonomous & intelligent robots. During development, the robot's AI is built from modeling a human improviser as he teleoperates the robot through various likely scenarios.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session