Inside Rensselaer
Volume 6, No. 3, February 17, 2012
   
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EMPAC Presents  Annie Dorsen: Hello Hi There February 18

 
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EMPAC Presents
Annie Dorsen: Hello Hi There
February 18


The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) presents a humorous meditation on the division between human and machine, presented through a live conversation between two "chatbots" discussing the nature of language, creativity, and political power.

In Hello Hi There, Obie Award-winning director and writer Annie Dorsen poses these questions by staging two chatbots as live performers, reflecting on the issues of language, creativity, and political power raised in an infamous television debate between philosopher Michel Foucault and linguist Noam Chomsky in 1971. Each conversation between the chatbots forges a unique path, resulting in an unexpected and humorous meditation on what separates humans from machines.

The performance is Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 8 p.m. in EMPAC
Studio 1—Goodman. Admission is $18 (discounted tickets are available).

For more information, go to empac.rpi.edu/events/2012/spring/dorsen.


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