On the Verge - E.E.L.


19 Jan 2021 - 21 Jan 2021

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Please be aware that limited tickets are available per performance, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Welcome to EEL inc., where cutting edge behavioural science data meets deep learning Artificial Intelligence. Our technologies are subtle and effective, and our newest Human Resources technology will subversively improve the utility of knowledge workers as they live and breathe.

Our performance is a short guided training, wherein the audience-AI will be visible and present on Zoom, and asked to calibrate their brand new digital avatars and environments. We have devised show where a sense of play and disbelief reign, posing questions about the agency of both Artificial Intelligence and ourselves as we work and live in the Anthropocene. 

Audiences will participate in small groups, less than 15 people per audience, and are invited to participate only so much as they desire. Whether you choose to be visible and active, or have your audio/video inactive the entire time, your presence will be invaluable to the success of our training. You will be guided by a former CEO, a computer scientist and the non-existant hug of your AI brethren also participating in the training. 

The world of the play exists parallel to the society we live in today and utilizes Zoom to highlight the sensory experiences we take for granted, especially in the workplace. The audience will receive a brief communication orienting them to the world after booking tickets.

We invite you to put your mind into hardware and turn on a new existence during the brief and thought-provoking performance of EEL. 

Accessibility: These are live productions however, a pre-recorded Captioned [cc] format will be released at a later date.
Age: 14+

Additional Information

To prepare for your allotted training session, please arrive wearing an item of black clothing on your upper body.

To ensure that you have the full experience, please check that your Zoom software is updated to version 5.4.7.

  • To check what version of Zoom you are running, open Zoom on your desktop, go to the top right-hand corner and click on the square icon, which should show the account holder’s initials. E.g. John Smith would have a square icon with JS.
  • A drop-down menu of options will appear, with the option ‘Check for Updates’. Click that and Zoom will be able to tell you what version of the software you are running. It will then be able to offer to update you to version 5.4.7 if you are not already updated to that point.

To further ensure you enjoy the full experience, use a laptop or computer rather than a smartphone or tablet, if possible. Unfortunately, many of zoom’s features are not available on mobile devices.

All participants should be present in the waiting room 5 minutes before the start of the performance, to receive your instructions. Latecomers will not be admitted.

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