C-DaRE invites… is curated conversations about the role of dance, movement and the body in society and culture

  • video – thinking bodies and dancing brains

    Here is the recording of our event with Emily Cross, you can also download Emily’s presentation below.

  • video – chronic pain discussion

    Here is the recording of the presentations and discussion surrounding chronic pain on our first body and science series event. Presentation materials Anna Macdonald You can watch the film Reasonable Adjustments here. Aline Haas This video was shared as part of Aline’s presentation. Bernie Carter

  • video Marco Donnarumma

    Here’s the video recording of the presentation by Marco Donnarumma called Restless bodies, tame AI and powers of othering.

  • video Lucy Suchman subject objects

    Here’s the video recording of the conversation between Lucy Suchman and Simon Ellis called Subject Objects.

  • screen recording of if the archive can’t consent event Jan 2023

    Video recording of the presentation by Kate Elswit and Harmony Bench as part of the C-DaRE Invites… The Body and AI series – cdareinvites.coventry.ac.uk/the-body-and-ai/ You can view the event page here cdareinvites.coventry.ac.uk/the-body-and-ai/if-the-archive-cant-consent/.

  • and also the performance

    and also the performance

    Apparently, the singer Nick Cave has been sent dozens of songs generated by chatGPT “in the style of Nick Cave”. He’s not impressed: This song sucks. What ChatGPT is, in this instance, is replication as travesty. ChatGPT may be able to write a speech or an essay or a sermon or an obituary but it…

  • have you been trained?

    have you been trained?

    The website Have I Been Trained? enables artists and photographers to find out if their images have been used to train “popular AI art models”. It’s loosely based on the old Have I been Pwned? site. The opt-out function for Stable Diffusion V3 hints at one broader ethical question of AI training: should AI generators…

  • Galloway’s three observations on AI saturation

    Galloway’s three observations on AI saturation

    Media academic Alexander R. Galloway wrote a blog post recently called Normal Science. I’ll summarise Galloway’s three observations derived from what he calls the ‘categorical saturation’ of AI; that is: Let’s assume that every undergraduate essay is written by ChatGPT, that every programmer uses Copilot to auto-generate code, that every designer uses Stable Diffusion for storyboarding and…

  • revealing human distinction

    revealing human distinction

    Here’s Zohar Atkins (rabbi, scholar, poet, etc) from his Substack What is called thinking?, and a post called In the mouths of bots: technological breakthroughs in AI do not endanger our humanity so much as they reveal our distinction. Show me an AI that seeks recognition, that possesses thymos, that desires, and then we’ll talk.…

  • AI writes about itself

    AI writes about itself

    I tried out an AI writing generator – called Rytr – to write a blot post about AI, the arts and creativity. I selected the following inputs: Here are the two variants: AI will not be able to create art on its own. It can only create art that is in line with what the human…