A beginners’ guide to posthuman theatre

Ever heard of posthuman theatre? It may surprise you to realise it's profoundly human in form.
posthuman theatre. A photograph of a woman's face as reflected in numerous glasses of water.

Since the release of ChatGPT and other AI programs it’s been hard to ignore the buzz around what’s next for AI. In the art world, this hype has been felt for some time. For some, it’s a threat to their existence. For others, it’s offering new scope to examine some of the complex moral implications of where this technology is taking us.

In short, the art world (like the rest of the world) seems fraught with mixed emotions when it comes to new encounters with AI.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).