Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many


Institute History

  • 2018 Sundance Film Festival


Located at New Frontier at the Kimball Art Center, with a one-time performance at The Box at the Ray

Inspired by the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s seminal text, this participatory installation explores our relationship to the ubiquitous and emerging technology of artificial intelligence. Participants are prompted to reveal their memories, emotions, fears, and hopes to an AI while it attempts to learn about humanity from those who participate.

In addition to the experience at the Kimball that runs throughout the Festival, on Tuesday, January 23, at 9:00 p.m., a special one-time performance will be staged at The Box at The Ray. This experience will feature an interaction between a performer and the “monster made by many” created from Mary Shelley’s text and participants’ responses.

— S.F.

Screening Details


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