Projects

I am currently a research professor at the college of the arts at University Florida, and my current research is at the intersection of Dance and AI, it is titled Atunda, an AI-Driven software for annotating dance moves across cultures, whose ultimate purpose is to build a dance data bank for deep learning, and to task the intelligence generated from the data to help protect IP for future dance makers.

 

This is an interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers, scientists, and various dance communities, contributing significantly to various components of the project. We are deliberately thinking through the very notion of wealth redistribution, and asking very poignant questions on the possibility of wealth pre-distribution. 

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What if there is an internet of things, based on a truly shared economy, which uses AI to analyze dance moves, and blockchain to keep time stamped records, and get the assets dancers create back under their own control?

What if there is a data union of dancers globally, collectively ensuring that every dance creator in the metaverse is properly remunerated for their labor, their data and creative output? 

The Oraqu is an oracular program based on the ifa divination system of the Yoruba religion; a standardised binary-based protocol adapted for organising, processing, and retrieving the vast information within a dynamic oral knowledge database of the Yoruba experience, it consists of 16 major Odus (corpus), each of which are 16 deep, making it 16 X 16 = 256 Odus, and each odu has an unknowable number of verses.

 

The Oraqu is therefore, a self manipulated system by the querent without recourse to any human agency, an intuitive repository of oral wisdom, an archive of the ghosts for seekers who are dissatisfied with easy answers and popular prejudices, it consists of philosophical thinking, scientific fictions, and spirituality; various cosmologies and mythologies, diverse historical figures and past events; poetry, music, soundscapes and varying forms of oral wisdom, a fine collection of thoughts that collectively offers a doorway for insight into epistemes of the ghostly worlds.

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