AI through the Spirit of Improvisation

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Nathalie Van Renterghem
Workshop presented at the #2012waic conference - Ghent, Belgium

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AI through the Spirit of Improvisation

  1. 1. Applied Improvisation Appreciative Inquiry Improvisation is great training for appreciative inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry is a beautiful frame for applied improvisation. Applied Improvisation: the use of improvisation off stage, to raise skills like adaptiveness deep listening awareness generative communication powers Seeing possibilities
  2. 2. Be confident that the story is already there.In A.I.: that results will arise anyway.Just Be. Be aware. ACCEPT ENJOY EMBRACE the unexpected the stuff others bring in “The word stranger doesnt make any sense to me anymore” (audience member during keynote)
  3. 3. RESPONDING instead of REACTING to go to CREATING
  4. 4. Its not about bringing things in balance.Its about the ACT of balancINGOut of your comfort zone the magic happens. Pushing the swing: enhance the movement by Think inside the box. going a little bit along before Be aware of what is going to the next stage. there. “Take the small Taking things “in” before the next step everyone next expression. can say yes to.” Great jumps outside the box happens when you know whats IN the box. Choosing doesnt always have to come from comparison, judgement, the rational. Learn to choose from the heart. Learn sometimes to decide without choosing first with your head. “Your feet are smarter” Stephen Sim
  5. 5. You can define two kinds of impro: If youre listening, impro coming from ideas (quickly youre already improvising. bouncing against each other). or impro coming from collaboration Where-in the story unfolds itself (referring to Randy Dixon) “You should learn how to cut the“From the stories, comes the umbilical cord between yourself andpositive energy.” YOUR ideas.” (who said this, loved it!)(and vice versa) Is this logic enough? Wanna be smart Have KNOW YOUR BLOCKERS !! to be quick Wanna look good have to be prepared It isnt visual enough
  6. 6. Websites to visitwww.inspinazie.comimprovisatietheater.wordpress.com (dutch)appliedimprovisation.comBooks to readImpro for storytellers Keith JohnstoneDont prepare, just show up. Patricia Ryan MadsonImprov WisdomThe Truth in Comedy Del Close e.a;Things to doCursus “Living Impro”How to apply impro in daily life20 en 21 augustus Heerlijckyt Geetbets – www.heerlijckyt.org
  7. 7. Not your personalityis your true self,your imagination is.Keith Johnstone

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