Title of work

A Human Calculation

Synopsis

An estimate based on known facts.......Scheming selfishness

A Human Calculation finds its motivation from the predictions of futurist Ray Kurzweil’s point of singularity. The moment, as Ray calculates it, when “technological change becomes so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history”. He pinpoints 2045 as the year when the computer will surpass the power of all human brains combined.

Why would we place ourselves on this trajectory when the super computer could impact humanity so gravely and perhaps contribute to our own demise?

Choreography

Anna Smith

Music/sound

Loscil, Scanner, Tim Hecker, Hauschka & Hilder Guonadottir

Dancers

Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Ben Chapman, Sarah Fiddaman, Brianna Kell, Jenni Large, Timothy Walsh

Designers

Lighting & Design: Bluebottle - Frog Peck

Premiere

2012

Season/s

Voltage in 2012. Download the program

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