Title: Robots Dream: Human Consciousness and Morality in the Digital Age / Medium: Spoken Word Performance and Interactive VJ Interface / Year: 2013
++ Title of Conference: Union for Democratic Communication/Project Censured Conference. Location: San Francisco, CA. Date: Nov. 1st, 2013.
++ Title of Conference: Performance and Communication Symposium.Location: St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY. Date: October 21st. .
In this piece, I perform a spoken word poem with two other actors while a live video is projected upon us. The audience is in control of the images projected, and is given the freedom to spontaneously edit together viral Vine videos using a computer keyboard. The spoken word piece reflects on mediation and on human non-verbal communication in an increasingly digitized world. Through these juxtapositions, I attempt to aggravate the fuzzy borderland between reality and its flattened simulacrum: the Internet.