Welcome to the Yale Club of Los Angeles - [Non-YCLA Event] Yale Alumni Art League presents HER: FEMININE CHATBOTS IN FICTION AND REALITY

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The Yale Alumni Art League presents



Saturday, June 1, 2019

11:30 am – 1:15 pm


Civic Center Studios

207 S Broadway, Suite One

Los Angeles, CA 90012


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Is the Internet's relationship to the female form socially progressive or less so than in real life? Today, famous online avatars and chatbots tend to be female, with silky voices, alluring smiles, and palatable, non-threatening viewpoints. Join panelists working in film, Artificial Intelligence, and the computer arts as they reflect on these new digital “beings." Join the Yale Alumni Art League for a panel discussion on these new helpmeet technologies. Panelist to include:


Janna Avner (Moderator) - Femmebit Cofounder, 2-D artist, journalist, critic, and Yale graduate

Lina Chen - Cofounder and former CEO of Nix Hydra and Yale graduate. Her company’s apps are enjoyed by over 23 million+ people worldwide

Elise Co - Media artist and founding partner of Aeolab, a design and technology consulting firm, professor in strategic prototyping at Art Center College of Design

Samantha Culp - Journalist, critic, documentary producer on Netflix, brand strategist for Fortune 500 companies, Cofounder of Paloma Powers, and Yale graduate

Alison Greenberg - Cofounder and CEO of aflow, a conversational AI studio in NYC, brand strategist for Fortune 500 companies, and Yale graduate

Jenny Rodenhouse - Director of the Immersion Lab at Art Center College of Design, former designer at Microsoft Research, Xbox, in Advanced Development exploring the future of Entertainment and Devices

Audry Wu - Cofounder and CEO of CONVRG. Audrey was recently named one of the top 25 chatbot influencers in the world


This panel is presented during FEMMEBIT, a digital art festival showcasing over 75 women artists in Video Art, VR, and AR, happening May 31st – June 2nd: Please help make possible this free event championing the female voice by donating or sharing the following link: www.gofundme.com/femmebit-2019.


FEMMEBIT Festival begins Friday evening, May 31, with a musical performance by Claire Evans of the pop group YACHT, which has over a million followers. Other nationally recognized artists include Nancy Baker Cahill— whose augmented reality was featured in the LA Times as "crack[ing] the glass ceiling in male-dominated land art" — as well as Jennifer West, internationally acclaimed artist, and Holly Willis, Chair of USC’s Media + Practice. Go to www.femmebit.art for schedule of events, listed by May 20th.



Sponsorship provided by Civic Center Studios, COAXIAL Arts Foundation, Yale Alumni Art League, Floatland VR studio, WOAH, DUBLAB, the Nook Gallery Los Angeles, and generous community support.

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