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With the sudden rise of generative AI, digital computing has gone cultural. We are seeing massive amounts of artificial text and image proliferating. This symposium asks how we interpret this new type of cultural output, and how the art of interpretation, hermeneutics, has to change to account for it.
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM – Opening Remarks (Leif Weatherby, NYU)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM – Panel I
moderated by Alijan Ozkiral, NYU Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland) “Textpocalypse Now” Rita Raley (University of California, Santa Barbara) “Turbulent Distribution”
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM – Essay Workshop: “Attention Is All You Need” by Abulhair Saparov, NYU
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Lunch
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM – Panel II
moderated by Samriddhi Argawal, NYU David Bering-Porter (The New School), “The Space Between Samples” Kirk Wetters (Yale), “Hermeneutic Keywords: Rezeption, Wirkung, Applikation, Verstehen”
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM – Coffee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM – Panel III
moderated by Emma Rae Bruml Norton, NYU) David Bering-Porter (The New School), “The Space Between Samples” Kirk Wetters (Yale), “Hermeneutic Keywords: Rezeption, Wirkung, Applikation, Verstehen” Nan Z. Da (Johns Hopkins University), “Inferred Data
6:00 PM – Closing Remarks