Welcome Session

Tuesday, April 11th, 10:00a.m – 10:10 a.m.

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A brief introduction to Take A Stand! Sit In!

The link for this welcome session will continue into the first session of the day with artist Mother Cyborg.

Art and Craft: A Way to Understand and Reposition Our Fear of Technology

Tuesday, April 11th, 10:10am to 11:40am

with Mother Cyborg (aka Diana J. Nucera)

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Artist Mother Cyborg and QuiltMother Cyborg is a Detroit-based artist, activist, educator, DJ, technologist, and a 2019 Kresge Artist Fellow. She will present an artist talk about her internet quilts, sharing insights about big data – the scary as well as the potential – and exploring the use of art and craft as a way of discovering, understanding, and repositioning our fear with technology. “There is always something that can crash the system and it is our job to find out what that is.” ~ Mother Cyborg



AI: Artistic Invention and the Artifice of Identity

Tuesday, April 11th 12:10pm to 1:40pm

With Rooster vs Robots: collective member Benjamin C. Roy Cory Garrett

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A photo of the artist playing bass in a rooster costume.With Rooster vs Robots is a collective of artistic media creators that investigate the intersections of being alive with the “machines” we build to isolate ourselves from the labors of living. At times, this can be a confrontational position (hence the “vs”) but just as often it is a recognition that our collective ability to sustain life on this planet exists in a fragile balance that requires us to understand the processes of making and using the technologies that “simplify” our lives. In this performative conversation, one member of With Rooster vs Robots will invite participants into a dialogue to explore the artifices of Identity and artistic invention that access to “AI” can foster or challenge, as well as what questions we need to keep asking as we explore these technologies so as to not lose track of who is really doing the work when we utilize AI technologies and who is paying for it.

Let’s Talk About ChatGPT

Tuesday, April 11th 2:10pm to 3:40pm

Moderated by Brad Hicks, LCC Religion Professor

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 Is it cheating?  Or, does it cheat us from experiencing what it means to be human in academics and the arts?  Join the Interdisciplinary Humanities faculty as they host a panel discussion about ChatGPT.  Brief panel presentations will be complemented by participant discussions.

Finding One’s Self at the Intersection of Art and Technology

 Tuesday, April 11th 4:10pm to 5:40pm

With Dylan Glynn


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artist photoDylan Glynn is a painter, author and animator based in Toronto, Canada, and a recipient of multiple grants and awards including the 2022 Inside Out Film Festival Winner, Best Canadian Short Film for “Thot or Not.” His session will focus on how personal identity can be constructed through technology, using his own identity and artwork as examples.