Data and Mother, NATHAN, Wall-E, Bishop and the Terminator – artificial intelligences are popular actors in science fiction stories. Protagonist, antagonist, helper, companion or the power in the background – they can fulfill almost any dramaturgical function.
But are they simply humans with processors instead of brains? How are they different from us? How can we make them exotic and still create an emotional connection between the audience and them?
In this writing workshop, we’ll conceptualize artificial intelligences for different scenarios. After an introductory talk by Robert Corvus, we will work in small groups. Participants only need a pen and a good mood.
Robert Corvus writes for the world's greatest science fiction series, Perry Rhodan. Under his pseudonym Bernard Craw, he has contributed novels to the BattleTech franchise. As a result, he has made a name for himself in Military SF. Another area of focus is space opera. His titles are also published by Piper: Feuer der Leere, Das Imago-Projekt, or Sternenbrücke, which mixes space opera with cyberpunk. Robert is also active in fantasy. He enjoys attending national and international conventions, both as a fan and as a presenter. As a training instructor, he holds short workshops and weekly seminars, and has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Münster.
Corvus was born in 1972 and lives in Cologne. When he's not busy with literature, he can often be found at the movies or in the dance hall.