Article: “Black Box in a Black Box: ‘Shade’ at Sophiensaale”

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“The black box gives commands outside the performers’ control, but of course within the execution of those commands there is an element of discretion…If the algorithm cannot know that skin is soft and glass is sharp, can it be malicious in creating the circumstances under which that violent incident occurred? Did the choreographers intentionally accelerate the speed of the cues to push the dancers to the brink, to provoke that failure vis-à-vis human error?”

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