Hello Hi There

“Hello Hi There” uses the famous 1970s television debate between the philosopher Michel Foucault and linguist/activist Noam Chomsky as inspiration and material for a dialogue between two custom-designed chatbots: every evening, these computer programs, designed to mimic human conversations, perform a new – as it were, improvised – live text. Annie Dorsen’s remarkable piece asks profound questions about what constitutes performance. Human interaction is given a new dimension in “Hello Hi There” as Dorsen thrillingly explores Foucault comment that debating with Chomsky was “like talking to someone from a different species.” ONE DAY ONLY! MAY 20!

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