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Exploring Digital Immortality and AI poetry ft. Sasha Stiles

Listen now | Kaloh's Podcast | Sasha Stiles has been writing with AI since 2018 and is widely recognized as a thought leader in generative literature and blockchain poetics.
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Kaloh’s Podcast Episode #8: Sasha Stiles is an AI poet and researcher working on postmodernism and digital immortality.
Kaloh’s Podcast Episode #8: Sasha Stiles is an AI poet and researcher working on postmodernism and digital immortality.

Sasha Stiles has been writing with AI since 2018 and is widely recognized as a thought leader in generative literature and blockchain poetics. A lifelong poet and language artist, her work has been honored by the Future.Art.Awards, Lumen Prize, Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and featured by Christie’s, Art Basel, Cool Hunting, Art Forum, the Washington Post, and more.

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In today’s episode, we discuss:

[1:30] Upcoming Sasha’s trip and project with Nathaniel Stern - taking the language from the body and translating it into sculptures and installations.

[5:25] Sasha Stile talks about her style and medium: AI poetry with a visual component. She was also a writer before discovering technology, science, and math.

[8:00] Studying language and literature at Harvard and Oxford and the essential things Sasha learned there. Interested and inspired by works from Thomas Pynchon, Don Quixote, Cervantes, James Joyce (Ulysses), and T. S. Eliot.

[11:00] Henri Cole, Jenny Holzer

[14:00] Creating digital poetry by submitting to traditional journals and eventually finding the blockchain and NFTs through curators like Elena Zavelev and Sofia Garcia.

[21:00] Digital immortality and postmodernism - listen for a fantastic deep dive into what these terms and currents mean—mentioned BINA48 and Sophia.

[28:00] Sasha Stiles technical setup, neural networks, and custom natural language processing models. References: Nick Bostrom, Ray Kurzweil, and Ellen Ullman, Virtually Human by Martine Rothblatt, Ross Goodwin, Gwern Branwen.

[35:30] How was Technelegy — Sasha Stiles’s book — created?

[41:00] Travelling as an artist and the value of meeting other artists and collectors, seeing shows, and visiting museums. References: Proof of People.

[47:30] TheVERSEverse, co-founded by Sasha, Ana Maria Caballero, and Kalen Iwamoto, and upcoming exhibitions, including poet Allen Ginsberg. References: Tezos Foundation, Feral File.

[1:02:00] Sasha advises poets, writers, and AI researchers entering the space.


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