Cognitive Semiotics Seminar: "The emergence of post-narrativity in the era of artificial intelligence: A non-anthropocentric perspective on the new ecology of narrative agency" (Sung Do Kim, Korea University)
Prof. Sung Do Kim has a PhD in Linguistics and Semiotics from University of Paris X, and is Professor of Linguistics and at the same time founder of the interdisciplinary program for visual culture studies, at Korea University. We very happy to have him as a guest in Lund, and invite all to his public lecture - in H402 and on zoom - where he will present ongoing work on artificial intelligence and "narrative agency". We look forward to a friendly and open discussion on this relevant and controversial topic!
In the age of artificial intelligence, writing machines or robot authors have already begun to produce narrative texts in a variety of genres, including short stories and poetry, as well as journalistic articles. This article is based on the prospect that the narrative ecosystem is in a transitional period of decisive disconnection as it enters the era of artificial intelligence. The primary force driving this transition is the formidable execution of artificial intelligence algorithms, which fully automates narrative communication and narrative works. This article attempts to lay the groundwork for building a new paradigm of post-narrativity through a critical examination of several detailed themes in narrative semiotics and non-anthropocentric narratology. The process of narrative creation based on artificial intelligence algorithms is a key condition that constitutes post-narrativity. This presupposes a non-anthropocentric view. In the landscape of post-narrativity, human writers, paper books, computer screens, and invisible narrative algorithms are all agents with equal influence. Automated narrative production by algorithms accelerates the repositioning of other existing media and actors, and changes the narrative ecosystem by incorporating new elements into activities such as production, distribution, and reception of narratives.