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What it is:
Manufacturing Mischief, the New York premiere of a satirical play by Pedro Reyes that features puppet characters based on Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand, Elon Musk and Tiny Trump. The work was conceived as part of Reyes residency as the inaugural Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.
It deals with issues of technology, ideology and the current political climate from a critical perspective, while also serving as entertainment and speaking both to scholars and a broader audience alike.
Brilliant American linguist Noam Chomsky is headed to a Silicon Valley convention to judge a competition for new Artificial Intelligence devices. Chomsky is stunned to find one of his prized students (from his days as a professor at MIT), Millie, has a device entered into the competition. Chomsky then finds the competition is hosted by none other than South African inventor, Elon Musk, who mysteriously summoned Chomsky to the convention. Millie's device is called the Print-A-Friend, and works by materializing the author of any book inserted into it. Chaos ensues, as Ayn Rand, a tiny version of Donald Trump, Karl Marx, and others, are reanimated, and the Print-A-Friend is stolen! Noam Chomsky, his loyal and brilliant student Millie, and Karl Marx must fend off the forces of capitalistic evil and the damage they might do with this new AI machine. Current events, politics, science, morality, and cats collide in this silly, farcical puppet play.
Using comedy to address political discourse and the dilemmas that artificial intelligence and late capitalism pose, the play serves as a critique of new technologies for automation, such as self-driving cars and robots that replace humans in the workforce, as well as the class conflicts that ensue when technology eliminates jobs.
When it is:
Start: June 5th 2018
End: June 24th 2018
Where it is:
More information at http://thetanknyc.org/theater/1051-manufacturing-mischief/