One of the more exciting developments to bubble up within art and technology circles over the last few months, is the announcement of the School for Poetic Computation (SFPC). Operating under the motto "more poems less demos", the educational venture will offer an intensive code, design, hardware and theory bootcamp operating out of Brooklyn, New York. Emerging from the formidable partnership of Zach Lieberman, Jen Lowe, Amit Pitaru and Taeyoon Choi, SFPC launches this September. On the eve of the closing of their first call for students (now extended through July 4th), CAN sent some questions along to the SFPC team to get a glimpse into their preparations for the fall.
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Found in Translation is an interactive, immersive installation where using their own spoken sentences, visitors viscerally experience the process of machine translation. Visualizations show how the machine learning model clusters words from different languages by semantic similarity, and translations are presented typographically and auditorily across 24 languages.