by Selwa Sweidan + Christine Meinders
“Accumulative Collaboration - Intuiting Hand Choreographies” uses machine knowing to design for contagious embodiment.
“Accumulative Collaboration” is both experimental and site-specific research in which we investigate “embodied knowing” alongside “machine knowing”. In “Accumulative Collaboration”, we are collaborating with an open-source, neural network (a form of artificial intelligence) to facilitate human to human connections and embodied knowing. Participants are asked to improvise gestures with their hands in front of a computer to train a neural network, which learns the movements. The hands train the neural network and a duet between machine and human ensues.
Our experiment asks:
* How do we bring ideas of “machine knowing” with “embodied knowing” into conversation?
* More broadly, how do we unpack and widen discourse around A.I.?
* In the context of A.I., how do we re-contextualize the physical body as an entity with its own rhetorical agency?
* And perhaps our favorite.. What is a radical AI?
Read more: homela.org/process-record/2017/8/24/selwa-sweidan-christine-meinders