, Shane Anderson
, Megan Ewing
, et al.Peter Dittmer, Lucy Ives, Sam Frank, Peter J. Russo, Caleb Waldorf, Bidita Choudhury, Maxwell Simmer, Franklin Vandiver, [1 More...]
The Amme Talks is a conversation between poet and machine. In 2003, poet Ulf Stolterfoht and a chatbot named Amme (which means “wet nurse” in German) met in Berlin. For one week, Stolterfoht interrogated Amme: not just a chatbot, actually, but a steel-and-glass construction with a computer interface, which is connected to a glass of milk, a robotic arm that tips over the glass, and a tube that releases water, as if urinating.
Stolterfoht asked Amme—the creation of artist Peter Dittmer—about the nature of authorship and the agency of language; he intended to turn the answers into an essay on poetics. ...