Munich, June 5th - 7th, 2018

Frankenstein.AI - Where Machine Intelligence and Human Creativity Collide. An Artificial Intelligence & Storytelling Lab with LANCE WEILER  

Artificial Intelligence is more than a buzzword. It is about Deep Learning, Big Data and the Internet of Things. It is considered as a tool and a curse, as an opportunity and a threat the same time. It is part of our daily life, already.

Frankenstein.AI was a unique and exclusive opportunity for artists, creatives, storytellers and developers to tackle the applications of AI, as it will likely be both the most helpful and most dangerous technological invention of our time. Started at Columbia University New York and premiered at Sundance New Frontier in January 2018, www.Frankenstein.AI is an outstanding project of one of the world’s most advanced forethinkers in digital storytelling: Lance Weiler.

Learning content

Mary Shelley’s seminal novel revolves around integration vs. isolation, science vs. nature and humanism vs “the other”. During the intense 3-day lab we worked on own ideas, fed an algorithm with data, faced our own biases and have explored the tension points between story and code.

For whom

Frankenstein.AI was a sandbox for creators, artists, coders, software developers, journalists, designers, book lovers, activists, academics, business developers and out of the box thinkers. No software skills were necessary for participation in the lab.


Lance Weiler

Lance Weiler is an award-winning writer/director/producer and founding director of the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab. His work harnesses emerging technologies and spans feature films, television, immersive theater, games, and installations.

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Frankenstein.AI is an initiative of the Bavarian Film Centre in cooperation with the Leibniz Computer Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Creative Europe Desk Munich, and is supported by the Bavarian State Chancellery and the University for Television and Film Munich.

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