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Poetry

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Yearnings of a Chat Bot: Are Poets the Original Chat Bots? (In Person)

The romantic ideation of the half human/half robot is one that we have been musing since computerized sentience in woman/man/creature form has graced our movies and tv shows: Terminator, Blade Runner, Ex-Machina, Metropolis, etc. This longing to understand the Machine-Man, the Maschinenmensch, comes from the fact that we have always had relationships with machines, from our old alarm clocks to our shiniest smart phones and watches. So if robots are learning to be more human, isn’t the reverse true? Humans want to be mechanical über beings. Featuring Caroline Hagood, William Lessard, James Yeh, and Jiwon Choi.

Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – wheelchair accessible

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