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Theatre by email: This unique virtual project lets you ‘teach’ an AI how to feel | CBC Arts

As part of the Rex Project, the audience is emailed collages like this one. It illustrates the details from the AI's "simulation reports." (The Rex Project)
As part of the Rex Project, the audience is emailed collages like this one. It illustrates the details from the AI’s “simulation reports.” (The Rex Project)

It’s a one-man operation, so it’s just me. I’ve been playing around in Google, and they have a really cool service called Google Apps Script, and basically it’s a little programming language that lets me automate their services. So I’ve been writing a code that triggers the emails.

There’s not much detail as to how Apps Script was used in this art installation but it’s always nice to see script and art combine. The project is described as:

In a futuristic world, where the integration of human memories and computer cores has created artificially intelligent androids, companies are mass-recruiting employees to fast-track production. You, the listener, are hired to be an integral part of the quality-control in the emotional development sector. The Rex Project (workshop presentation) is an immersive, virtual, bite-size theatrical experiment that takes place in real time (over 11 days), and is presented entirely through audio-recordings and online platforms.

Rex Project

Source: Theatre by email: This unique virtual project lets you ‘teach’ an AI how to feel | CBC Arts

1 comment for “Theatre by email: This unique virtual project lets you ‘teach’ an AI how to feel | CBC Arts

  1. 28 May, 2020 at 19:08

    Hey thanks for sharing the Rex Project! I have always been interested in technology and how it can be used to create an immersive experience, and am just starting to learn about coding. My script has mostly been for the triggering of specific emails/attachments/Google Drive actions based on interaction by the users, as well as marking cells in Google Sheet so I can have a clear overview of the progress of each user’s experience. Am still interested in learning more about GAS and what more I can do!

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