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The Advent of Poetic Robots: Are they welcome?


The Advent of Poetic Robots: Are they welcome?

The Advent of Poetic Robots: Are they welcome? 



This event is part of the 2018 Arts and Learning Autumn Programme



Join us for an interactive conversation about the advent of “Artificial Intellectuals” and their output-robotically generated poetry. ‘Biological’ Poets from the Asian continent will engage the audience in a debate about artificial intelligence in the service/disservice of creativity, looking at possible futures for poetry and literature.

Poet and Iran editor at Poetry International Web (PIW), Abol Froushan, will be joined on video by Eran Hadas—AI-Enabled poet from Israel—and Yasuhiro Yoshimoto —poet and Japan Editor from Poetry International Web, with facilitation by Marianne Magnin.

This event is held in partnership with The Cornelius Arts Foundation and Exiled Writers Ink.

About Abol Froushan

Abol Froushan writes poetry that has a phenomenal presence and a fresh vision, recording the sudden and re-examining archetypes and universals in microscopic detail. Froushan has pursued a hybrid career in poetry, translation and criticism on the one hand and Digital Technology Architecture on the other, living and working in London. He has a PhD from Imperial College of London and has worked on simulation of chemical reactors and nuclear accidents before developing a career in helping corporations become digital in depth.

Abol is the Iran Editor of Poetry International Web, and has been the chair of Exiled Writers Ink, UK.  Two selections of Abol’s poetry have been published: A Language against Language (English) 2008 by EWI and the bilingual volume, I need your desert for my sneeze (in Persian & English) in 2009 by PoetryPub. Other publications include English translations of Ali Abdolrezaei: No one says yes twice, (2012) by London Skool.


Image Credit: Mirko Tobias Schaefer, 'bios [bible]' ZKM Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany

This event is part of the Asia House 2018 Autumn Arts and Learning Programme, a completely unique initiative in the UK in presenting a pan-Asian artistic and cultural programme with a scope of more than 40 countries in the region. Through our programme of events on arts, culture and education we act as a catalyst for the discovery of the diverse arts and cultures of Asia and the Asian diaspora, and serve as a bridge of understanding between the UK and Asia.

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