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“Bring Me My Fire Truck” – How poetry met data science to explore the soul of Brexit.
Mr. Gee, Poet @ 6th Vision
21 January @ 4pm GMT
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How can a poet use Data Science to find their own unique interpretation of the world? Poetry has always embraced man’s scientific advancements (the printing press, radio, television, Instagram). Each wave of such technological leaps has generated its own artistic adaptations. Data Science is the most current usage of tools, algorithms, and A.I. principles with the objective to unveil hidden patterns and interpretations. Therein lieth the poetry.
Mr Gee has been a veteran on the UK’s Spoken Word scene for two decades. Perhaps best known as the “Poet Laureate” on Russell Brand’s SONY award-winning Radio show, he has toured the world with the comedian many times. He has delivered two Tedx talks and his work has featured in the Times, The Guardian & the New Statesman. He’s presented several radio series: “Bespoken Word”, “Rhyme & Reason” & “Poetic Justice” all on BBC Radio 4, the latter of which focused on the extensive rehabilitation work that he does in prisons. He’s an advisor for the Prison Mentor & Trainee charity Switchback and he currently co-hosts the podcast called “The Magic Number”.
Mr Gee was a host for the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Forum in London. He starred in the West End show “Into the Hoods” (as the “Poet”) which won the What’sOnStage’s Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Ensemble Performance. He was also a featured guest on Akala’s BAFTA nominated BBC 2 program “Poetry Between the Lines” and his poetry launched the 2020 Heads-Up FA Cup Finals . He has created a digital art-piece called “Bring Me My Fire Truck” for the Open Data Institute which was showcased at the Tate Britain for their 2020 “Blake Now” series.
16.00 – Welcome by Chris Speed
16.05 – Talk by Mr Gee
16.50 – Q&A
17.00 – End
* Please note that this webinar will be recorded*