21 Ways to Describe Laughter
with Christine Meinders and Hsinyu Lin
Date & Time
April 1st
8:00: Bits & Bytes lecture by Christine Meinders

8:50: The Sound of an Effect performance by Hsinyu Lin
Machine Project

Join Christine and Hsinyu on Saturday, April 1st at 8pm for 21 Ways to Describe Laughter, part-lecture, part-performance event that deconstructs female disembodiment in AI while simultaneously imagines a preferable future.

8:00pm-8:40pm – Bits and Bytes by Christine Meinders (lecture)

Bits & Bytes is a feminist AI project that employs design research and prototyping to explore the underlying bias that exists in concept, form, intent and behaviors assumed in the design of Artificial Intelligent systems. Bits and Bytes use collaborative creation to design for embodied intelligent experiences. Our first project, Sonified Plant Smiles (working title) utilizes plants and facial movement to engage in protest using intelligent interfaces. The lecture will highlight our critical design research approach to the disembodiment of the female, often seen in AI models and offer ways in which we may start to design for embodied experiences. Some of the work presented in the lecture will be from the group, and other work will reference other feminist AI projects.

8:50pm-9:20pm – The Sound of an Effect by Hsinyu Lin (performance)

The Sound of an Effect imagines the future of labour where human and AI push the emotional and physical boundaries of one another.

Performers: Hsinyu Lin, Yuehao Jiang, Joteva

This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.