Negative Poetry Human Algorithm is an online performance bridging collective thinking, theatre and complexity
science. A computer made of people tackles the complex task of transforming a poem into its opposite, thereby
generating a potentially infinite combinatorial polyphony of possibilities.
The work is a collaboration between Katarina Petrović, Orion Maxted and The Interactions
group. The Interactions group is a transdisciplinary ‘thought band’ of roughly 20 artists, scientists and
philosophers who together explore the weird and wonderful folds in the dimensions of all possible collective
thought through experiments in collective intelligence, complexity science, cybernetics and algorithmic theatre.
Interactors: Orion Maxted (theatre maker/artscientist), Katarina Petrović (artscientist), Renske Vroomans
(evolutionary biologist), Enrico Sandro Colizzi (evolutionary biologist), Izabelė Jonušaitė (philosopher), Sára
Iványi (poet), Thomas Dudkiewicz (theatre maker), Marie Groothof (theatre maker) and Cadell Last (philosopher).
Programming and technical support by Keez Duyves (PIPSlab) and Jur de Vries.
The Interactions group is hosted and supported by the Institute for Advanced
Study, University of Amsterdam (IAS).