Yes/No/Maybe - (Performance in Oxford)
‘Yes/No/Maybe’ is a highly visual and physical theatre work that examines the relationship between the computer language of binary code and the rich and colourful language of human dialogue. In a playful performance, five performers step into the minds of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, leap between the cogs of the chad machine and balance in the grey areas between the yes and no of the here and now. They equate bits, personalize punch machines and fall in love with digital screens. Professor Gabriel Egan has commissioned directors Rosie Garton and Kerryn Wise to conceive a performance project that articulates the transition between binary code and human language. This unique blend of arts and science promises an informative, energetic and entertaining theatre experience. Between February - April 2018, the work is touring to six UK University venue with an accompanying workshop exploring the use of binary code in everyday circumstances (see tour list)
Working with Professor Gabriel Egan, this practice as research project work unpicks the use of binary code within our everyday use of technology. The performance uses multi-media, physical theatre and performance text to examine the relationship between computer language and human communication and explain the transitions between binary code and the computerised word.
Citation : Wise, Kerry and Garton, Rosie (2018) Yes/No/Maybe. Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Oxford
Research Institute : Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies
Peer Reviewed : Yes
- School of Arts