Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human
“Living in Multiple Realities”
a festival of original plays, created by scientist/playwright teams, examining the question
of what it means to be human in light of current developments in science and technology
Pacific Science Center - October 12, 13, 14
Each year, Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human examines the impact of a different field on that question. Conversations between scientists and playwrights lead to a festival of original short plays examining how current developments in that field may impact how we answer the question of what it means to be human.
This year our theme is “Living in Multiple Realities” and we are presenting it at the Pacific Science Center in conjunction with their “What is Reality?” Experience Mashup.
We have invited four scientists whose work relates in some way to Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and how they might affect us and our perception of the world - or what they might reveal. We will soon be teaming each scientist with a local Seattle playwright. Their collaborations will lead to the creation of four intriguing short plays, each exploring the science underlying how we experience the various “realities” that are becoming open to us - and how living in them may change us.
This year’s playwrights are:
L. Nicol Cabe, Kathy Hsieh, Darian Lindle, and Wayne Rawley.
The scientists are:
Max Di Luca, Mar Gonzales Franco, Franziska Roesner and Laura Trutoiu.