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Afrofuturism Through AI, Art X Posthumanism at Iliff School of Theology – 9am/Free Lunch/Free Entry

November 4, 2023 | 9:00 AM MDT


About this event

Join us for a day of lectures and discussions on Afrofuturism through the lens of art and AI.

Immerse yourself in Afrofuturism, where artificial intelligence and art collide with post-humanism. Prepare to be captivated by a diverse range of artistic expressions, from thought-provoking installations to mesmerizing performances. This event is a celebration of Afrofuturist aesthetics, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and exploring the intersection of technology, culture, and identity.

Discover groundbreaking artworks that challenge conventional norms and delve into the future of humanity. Engage in conversations with visionary artists and thought leaders who are

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM (Mountain Daylight Time)

Location: Iliff School of Theology 2323 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80210

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a collector, or simply curious about the intersection of artificial intelligence and art, Don’t miss out on this exciting gathering of creativity and inspiration.

Kkeynote speaker: Dr Philip Reed-ButlerAssistant Professor of Theology and Black Posthuman Artificial Intelligence Systems

Iliff School of Theology

Philip Butler is an international scholar whose work primarily focuses on the intersections of neuroscience, technology, spirituality and Blackness. He uses the wisdom of these spaces to engage in critical and constructive analysis on Black posthumanism, artificial intelligence and pluriversal future realities. He is also the founder of the Seekr Project, a distinctly Black conversational artificial intelligence with mental health capacities. Philip has theorized artificial cognitive architectures for synthetic evolving life forms (SELF), presented on emotionally regulating and spiritual experience inducing brain computer interfaces, and has constructed block chain protocols and conceptual logistics infrastructures for a world leader in the industrial hemp space.Dr. Butler is Partner Director of Iliff’s AI Institute where he leads the 8020 project, where the institute works to change how computers see people, relate to culturally iterative languages and build the bones for a data ownership model that hopefully creates a relational framework for the way AI is made around the globe.He is also the author of Black Transhuman Liberation Theology: Spirituality and Technology and most recently the editor of Critical Black Futures: Speculative Theories and Explorations. He has published in journals such as The Black Scholar, Journal of Posthuman Studies and the Journal of Future Studies. He is currently working on his second monograph Still Black Posthuman: A Theory of Uncertainty and Disorder.


Chris Dancy Penn State
Tiffany Barber UCLA
Gary Greem Twin Cities


November 4, 2023
9:00 AM MDT