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Workshop with Kate Compton: Making Things That Make Things: The Surprisingly Friendly World of Generative Programs
Event Info
Date:Friday, 10/26/2018
Time:9:00AM-12:00PM
Place:Alderman Library, Room 421
Type: Workshop
About

Making Things That Make Things: The Surprisingly Friendly World of Generative Programs

Join Kate Compton in the Scholars’ Lab for a creative coding workshop on generative programs! Learn how to use Tracery – a super-simple tool and language for generating text, used for making twitterbots, artbots, games, and stories – and how Tracery fits into the world of generativity as a whole. We’ll also be learning about Generominos, generative ideation cards that help you design your interactive artwork, alt-control game, or generative art experiment. Bring your laptop! Everyone is welcome, no coding experience necessary!

Please register to reserve your spot.

Kate Compton is a generative artist, programmer, inventor, and researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who is developing artificial intelligence to augment human creativity. She wrote the popular generative-text language Tracery and the bot-making language Bottery. See her work at galaxykate.com

This workshop is part of the Puzzles, Bots, and Poetics Symposium, being held Friday Oct. 26 - Saturday Oct. 27, 2018, co-hosted by the Puzzle Poetry Group, the UVa Library’s Scholars’ Lab, and IHGC’s Humanities Informatics Lab with support from the Page-Barbour Committee.

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  • Questions?
    Contact Scholars' Lab's Head of Public Programs Laura Miller.