Monday, December 05, 2016

Reading Robot Poetry! Celebrating the publication of Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love

Join UC Berkeley for a robot inspired poetry reading celebrating the new collection, Radio Heart; or How Robots Fall Out of Love by Margaret Rhee, visiting assistant professor at the University of Oregon and BCNM alumna. The poetry collection investigates the intersections of love and robotics, inspired by the work of Professor Ken Goldberg, Alan Turing, and others. The event will include a short talk and a poetry reading by Rhee, with a very special guest reading by Professor Goldberg. Attendees are encouraged to bring your own tech/science inspired poetry to share!

The reading is on Monday, December 5th at 12:30PM at 340 Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley.

Margaret Rhee is an artist and scholar engaged in the poetics and technologies of difference. As a poet, she is the author of Radio Heart; or How Robots Fall Out of Love, and the recipient of poetry fellowships from the Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop, and Kundiman. Her project The Kimchi Poetry Machine was sponsored by the UC Invention Lab and selected to exhibit at the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3. Currently, she is a visiting assistant professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies department at the University of Oregon. In 2014, she earned her Ph.D. in ethnic studies, with a designated emphasis in new media studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

 Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media and the Center for Race and Gender.

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