Monday, October 1, 2012

CHRIS MARTIN'S ROBOT CHAT


Head on over to the Flying Object website, and stay there for the month. Poet, Chris Martin , has orchestrated a wonderfully ambitious collaborative project. And it all began with a robot. Ben Pease was just telling me about the end of the epic video game he's been playing, the new Mass Effect. And these things really do seem to come down to the age-old issue of Human vs. AI. Maybe it all starts with a harmless poetry collaboration with Cleverbot. But we all know how it ends....Matrix style.

For now, let's revel in the awesomeness of this project. The point being, I was lucky enough to be the first featured doer! So enjoy!

Here's some information on the project from the Flying Object website:

This October we present to you the serial webchap CHAT: 31 days, 31 poems by Chris Martin, 31 accompanying illustrations and images by a host of wonderful individuals. CHAT is an eclogue written in consort with Cleverbot, an Artificial Intelligence program designed to satisfy the Turing Test.