Algorithms, AI and the Future of Theater

12th of Janu­ary 2024, 19:15, d.a.i. hall Karlsstraße 3, 72072 Tübingen

Admis­sion free, event in Eng­lish language

What hap­pens when AI and algorithms meet with theat­er? What new pos­sib­il­it­ies arise? Which mean­ings are con­sti­tuted? And how can co-cre­at­ive pro­cesses between act­ors and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence take place on stage? New York-based theat­er maker Annie Dorsen deals with pre­cisely these ques­tions in her work and is a pion­eer at the inter­sec­tion of theat­er and arti­fi­cial intelligence.

On this even­ing, she will provide detailed insights into her work and dis­cuss the devel­op­ment and sig­ni­fic­ance of her plays togeth­er with Dr. Johannes Birgfeld and Dr. Markus Gott­schling.

Annie Dorsen

Annie Dorsen was born in New York in 1973 and stud­ied at Yale Uni­ver­sity and Yale School of Drama. She is one of the most influ­en­tial theat­er makers of our time and the recip­i­ent of numer­ous prizes and schol­ar­ships. You can get an insight into her cur­rent play Pro­meth­eus Firebring­er (2023) here.

Dr. Johannes Birgfeld

Johannes Birgfeld teaches and researches Ger­man Stud­ies at Saar­land Uni­ver­sity with a focus on con­tem­por­ary theat­er. He is co-organ­izer of the Saar­brück­er Poet­ik­dozen­tur für Drama.

Dr. Markus Gottschling

Markus Gott­schling is a research asso­ci­ate at the Depart­ment of Gen­er­al Rhet­or­ic in Tübin­gen. He researches and teaches lit­er­at­ure, rhet­or­ic and sci­ence com­mu­nic­a­tion. He also coordin­ates the RHET AI Cen­ter and is the head of the "Com­mu­nic­at­ive Com­pet­ence" unit there.

The event is a cooper­a­tion between the Rhet AI Cen­ter, the Uni­ver­sity of Tübin­gen, the d‑a.i. and Saar­land Uni­ver­sity. Fur­ther inform­a­tion can be found here.