Making Your Own Chatbot with Carrie Sijia Wang

Pioneer Works and the Library for the Performing Arts co-present classes and video tutorials to take users step by step through their Tech Kits for Performing Arts.

Artist Carrie Wang has used chatbots, a computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, in her performance practice to explore hidden systems. In this workshop, she invites participants to create chatbots following creative prompts by learning to use simple coding to build their own chatbots. The aim of this workshop is to explore the different roles Artificial Intelligence plays in human society in the process of creating and personalizing chatbots using the Library for the Performing Arts Tech Kits’ iPad, and mouse.

This workshop is a partnership between Pioneer Works, the Library for the Performing Arts, and Pioneer Works Tech Resident Alum Carrie Wang.

Date: This in-person workshop series will meet on July 7, July 14, and July 21, 2022, from 4:30-5:30pm in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Cafe. Please register for only one date.

Price: Free

Audience: Open to all Tech Kit users

Materials: Tech Kit (limited number of tech kits available to check out onsite)

Carrie Sijia Wang is a New York-based artist, designer, and educator making work inspired by bureaucratic processes, standardized tests, and hidden systems. Combining art, technology, and research, she uses digital interface, human-machine interaction, computer synthesized voice, and generative text to explore the hidden systems between the real and the fictional, the rational and the absurd.

Tech Kits for Performing Artist programming has been made possible by The Ford Foundation.

Tech Kits for Performing Artists is made possible by generous grants from The NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, the Ford Foundation, and the Tiger Baron Foundation.

Tech Programs at Pioneer Works are supported in part by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.