What is missing from the current debate are insights from performance studies. Since ChatGPT remixes statistically most likely combinations of words, its outputs are in fact a form of theatrical performance. It draws on users’ prompts and the publics’ collective memories to produce improvised performances, within specific parameters, for its user-audiences.
Alexa Alice Joubin views it as her responsibility to teach students how to use ChatGPT responsibly, not as a shortcut. “In our inquiry-driven culture, we need to know how to retrieve information through queries,” Joubin said. “Further, democratic society needs good question-askers as much as good problem-solvers. Asking key questions helps to advance scholarly fields, and students develop editorial, curatorial and critical questioning skills that are employable skills and the foundation of civil society in an era of ChatGPT.”
Generative Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) tools have the potential to alter profoundly the ways we work, create, think, and behave. They raise such questions as: What makes humans distinctive? Can machines have consciousness? What is intelligence? Are the methods used to create A.I. tools ethical? In this symposium, we hope to open a discussion on the philosophical, ethical, political, and cultural, challenges that A.I. poses for our society.
GW Digital Humanities Institute founding co-director Alexa Alice Joubin recently spoke at a roundtable on artificial intelligence and higher education. Prof. Alexa …
In this workshop we will get started creating a custom online space for communicating to and inspiring your students. You will follow a simple approach reflecting on the student’s perspective and pulling together a story to tell using Adobe Creative Cloud Express.
We are pleased to announce the publication of Alexa Alice Joubin‘s online textbook Screening Shakespeare, just in time for the new academic year! The openly-licensed learning modules in the book cover key concepts of film studies, such as mise-en-scène, cinematography, sound and music, and film theory.