Hello Hi There uses the famous television debate between the philosopher Michel Foucault and linguist/activist Noam Chomsky from the Seventies 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 is a New York theater director. She is the co-creator and director of the Broadway musical Passing Strange, and her work in “algorithmic theater” includes the plays Hello Hi There, A Piece of Work, and Yesterday Tomorrow. Dorsen has received an Alpert Award in the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship.
Directed by Annie Dorsen, Steirischer Herbst (Graz), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Black Box Teater (Oslo), PS122 COIL Festival (NYC) (2010), USA
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