Portrait, K Allado-McDowell

Portrait, K Allado-McDowell Photo: Ian Byers-Gamber

K Allado-McDowell

Writer in Residence 2023

K Allado-McDowell – who is considered an innovator in the collaborative use of AI and machine learning for co-creative and literary work – is the Gropius Bau’s first Writer in Residence.

Allado-McDowell is a writer, speaker and musician and known as the author, with GPT-3, of the books Pharmako-AI (2020), Amor Cringe (2022) and Air Age Blueprint (2023), and as co-editor of The Atlas of Anomalous AI (2020). K Allado-McDowell established the Artists + Machine Intelligence programme at Google AI.

As an integral part of Ether’s Bloom, the residency provides a digital space to investigate and publish writings on Artificial Intelligence in the scope of a three-month collaboration with the Gropius Bau Journal.

During their residency, Allado-McDowell will focus on writings that challenge, re-consider, subvert, collaborate and mingle with learning algorithms. Circling around questions of how technology can enable interspecies futures, Allado-McDowell’s contributions to the Gropius Bau Journal will also focus on making the complex dimensions of Artificial Intelligence accessible to a broader audience.

“It’s the end of explanations, a great increase in reality is here.”

— K Allado-McDowell