Photography & New Media

Code: P02W02-21

    • I

      Level I

      Students are new to photography and new media and have no formal training in photography, video, multimedia or animation. Students have basic computer literacy.

    • II

      Level II

      Photography students have a basic understanding of photography principles and technology and are comfortable using an SLR camera in manual mode. New Media students have a basic understanding of video, multimedia or animation software. Students have basic computer skills and are comfortable using a Macintosh computer.

    • III

      Level III

      Photography students have some formal training and significant experience making, capturing and digitally processing images using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop. New Media students have some formal training in conceptual and technological aspects of video, multimedia, coding or animation and are versed in the appropriate software applications. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.

    • Virtual Workshop

      Virtual Workshop, learn from the comfort of your own home.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Creative Writing with Computation and Machine Learning

Jan 11 - 22, 2021

Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9AM-12PM MST

Concept

Computational tools and statistical analysis are often deployed as a method to “read” texts. But what about using these same techniques to write them? In this workshop, students use techniques from natural language processing to tear language at its digital seams and lovingly re-articulate it with computer programming—like postmodern Frankenstein-poets. Through a series of pre-written (but easily modifiable) programs, students are introduced to text analysis and language generation with the Python programming language. Techniques include: “big Dada” cut-ups, part-of-speech tagging and extraction, grammars and rules, word vectors, text generation with machine learning language models, and more.

This workshop meets via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com). An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Media

Students learn the basics of computational text analysis and computer-generated text through the lens of creative writing. Pre-written Python example code is provided to guide students through workshop exercises. The workshop leads up to a participant-produced zine and/or reading.

Faculty

Allison Parrish

Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet, educator and game designer. She is an Assistant Arts Professor at the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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Workshop Details

Scholarships & College Credit

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Click below to learn more.

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