Tuning into the future is a sound walk where the audience can discover hidden pirate radios scattered in the city of Kuopio. The radios will broadcast a human and artificial soundscape discussing future related topics.
Shared Futures is a long term, multiform collaboration that invites people to imagine futures. At the ANTI Festival the artists Emma Fält, Roberto Fusco, Anna-Maria Väisänen and a group of 60+ people are presenting two parts of the project.
Shared Futures: Tuning into the future is a sound journey on where audience may listen to soundscapes through radios located on key-places of the city and marked on a provided map. People will be able to listen to the participants of the project in dialogue with a voice interpreting AI-generated text. The trained network will help us tune in to both what is already in the given answers but not yet formulated, but also to imaginative unspoken horizons.
The artists have been interviewing the participants of the projects to address questions about the future of economy, ecology, automation as well as personal desires and speculations attached to specific places in the city. Roberto Fusco has used the entire text-based dataset to train a neural network (GPT-Neo) to generate alternative answers. The machine-made text has been edited together with the original answers to create site-specific “scripts”, a possible conversation between human and machine that did not happen yet.
If you wan’t to walk the journey with your own FM radio device, you can find the map here (pdf).