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Science & Sonnets

  • Brasil Houston 2604 Dunlavy Street Houston, TX 77006 (map)

Science & Sonnets

We are proud to partner with the The Houston VIP Poetry slam for the event where poetry meets data science. Think you can recognize which poems were written by local Houston poets and which were generated through artificial intelligence? Come find out for yourself! You’ll get to learn how bots can be programmed to write their own poetry, while discovering some of Houston’s best literary talents.


Houston VIP Poetry Slam is a program of VIP Arts Houston, a non-profit organization for the arts. Founded in 2008, VIP is dedicated to providing a safe stage to underserved voices through the vehicle of poetry slam. We offer monthly writing workshops and poetry slams for diverse audiences ages 18 and older. Formally the Best ranked National Team in Texas, VIP has a track record of high-engaging and moving poems. Their ability to elevate the stage has garnished them 3 appearances in the Nationals Semifinals, 2 TedX Performances, and a myriad of local and national support. VIP has been the home to the 2nd Ranked Female Poet in the World, A Texas Grand Slam Champion, and over 10 final stage appearances at regional and national events VIP offers monthly community workshops and slams to help build the craft of poetry throughout the city of Houston and its surrounding areas.

Houston VIP Poetry Slam is a program of VIP Arts Houston, a non-profit organization for the arts. Founded in 2008, VIP is dedicated to providing a safe stage to underserved voices through the vehicle of poetry slam. We offer monthly writing workshops and poetry slams for diverse audiences ages 18 and older. Formally the Best ranked National Team in Texas, VIP has a track record of high-engaging and moving poems. Their ability to elevate the stage has garnished them 3 appearances in the Nationals Semifinals, 2 TedX Performances, and a myriad of local and national support. VIP has been the home to the 2nd Ranked Female Poet in the World, A Texas Grand Slam Champion, and over 10 final stage appearances at regional and national events VIP offers monthly community workshops and slams to help build the craft of poetry throughout the city of Houston and its surrounding areas.

Meet our Scientists

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Jozh Urban Davis is an engineer and new-media artist from Texas. They currently live in Hanover, NH where they are pursing a PhD in Computer Science at Dartmouth.

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Christianna Clark is a software developer, researcher, and most definitely the mathematical equivalent of Bob Ross.

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