A reactive poetry machine

Fabian Frei (CH)


The colorful slides of an old slide projector, the hum of its fan and the monotonous clicking of its feeding mechanism: This visual and acoustic experience is paired with an AI that creates poetry inspired by the images of the projected slides. The training of the AI is based on data collected by the artist in recent months from e-mails, SMS, poems and other text fragments. *A reactive poetry machine* is an experiment that examines the outcomes of trying to teach a machine poetry. Will it forever produce poetry in different variations of the same kind or will it succeed in crossing the threshold and creating something new? The interactive installation invites visitors to the Ars Electronica Festival to spend a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the festival to reflect on AI, poetry and their relationship.


Project Credits:

  • The installation has been realized with the generous help of Giacomo Piazzi.



Fabian Frei *1986 in St. Gallen, CH Designer, Developer and Artist use the Methodolegies of Interface- and Interaction-Design to unveil the contradictions of contemporary capitalistic world with the help of its dwellers.