Late Night Library - DIS/MORPHIA: Siri Investigates

Late Night Library explores how the digital world is shaping our emotions and our bodies.

Produced by the City of Sydney

Tell me, Siri, have you ever been in love? Could the ever-present virtual assistant, Siri, be capable of intimacy?

Join host Jennifer Wong and Little Fictions actors and composer/musician Elina Godwin for an entertaining hour of storytelling and soundscapes. This Late Night Library performance explores how the digital world is shaping our emotions and our bodies.

Is artificial intelligence capable of authentic emotions? Just how deep is our empathy when we can make other’s suffering disappear with a turn of the page, flick of the channel or click? Will there come a time when we need empathy implants? Or will our obsession with perfecting our bodily form result in a new trans-genetic species?

Featuring stories by Quinn Eades, Dominique Hecq, Alex Cothren and Craig Cormick. Directed by Elizabeth Nabben.

Jennifer Wong is a writer, comedian, and former bookseller from Sydney. She’s the creator and host of shows such as Comedy VS Racism, Pitch A Classic Today and Book Club Impro and has performed at arts and comedy festivals in Australia, Edinburgh, and Shanghai.

Elina Godwin is a Sydney-based composer, sound-designer and producer. She recently completed an honours thesis about sonic ecosystems in podcasts which explored developments in broadcast sound design. Her recent works include Vida, a music and performance project.

Elizabeth Nabben was the director, producer and dramaturge or literary advisor of The Readers for Belvoir Theatre’s 25A program in 2018. That same year, she completed a directing secondment under Belvoir’s artistic director Eamon Flack on A Taste of Honey. Elizabeth was also assistant director on the award-winning production of Grounded at Red Stitch Actors Theatre. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010.

Little Fictions Late Night Library series is produced by Bronwyn Mehan, short fiction publisher at Spineless Wonders.

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Wednesday 10 July 2019 from 8pm to 9pm

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