The Center for Midnight

Can a dozen artists, technologists, and scholars collaborate with each other and with machines to produce a readable, interesting story in under 12 hours?

With the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry acting as his temporary home base, bestselling author and technologist Robin Sloan led a pop-up writing collective of students, artists, and scholars through a three-day experiment of generative fiction. 

Trumpet by Jackie Kay

Book cover for Trumpet

Trumpet by Jackie Kay


How much of our gender shows in the way we act, dress, move, speak? How much comes from others’ perceptions? How many of our life choices are constrained by sexism and racism? As I read Jackie Kay’s novel Trumpet, these questions swirled in my head.