Season 1: AlgoRhythms
Should I delete Facebook?
Is Facebook the new Big Brother?
Is Facebook the largest global political power?
How much should the government know about you?
Is it easier to control people through mass surveillance?
What do you regret telling the internet?
AlgoRhythms: Censorship, Cambridge Analytica, data collection, echo chambers and the impact of algorithms and identity within a fragmented world.
C e n s o r s h i p
Censorship - Grab It! - Jacob TV: solo marimba, electronics, video
“Grab It” samples life-sentence prisoners, taken from the 1978 documentary “Scared Straight”, marking the first time that the profane words "fuck" and "shit" were broadcast uncensored on many networks.
C a m b r i d g e A n a l y t i c a
Whack-a-Mole – New commission - Joe Snape (2020): electronics, percussion, video
Inspired by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Joe uses electronics, live percussion and video in collaboration with visual artist Leonie Brandner to play with the metaphor of internet users as moles in a game of Whack-a-Mole; you’ll eventually get hit by the algorithms by sheer ubiquity, especially when someone is deliberately bending the rules.
A l g o r i t h m s
Paper Melodies – Jason Treuting: percussion quartet, lighting projection
A process or set of rules to be followed in calculations especially by a computer…or a music box.
D e b a t e
Audience-members read out prompted questions and responses, fueling debate between an invited tech expert, Joe, Delia and the audience
E c h o C h a m b e r
Trio Per Uno – Nebojsa Zivkovic: percussion trio
“Three as One”; the bass drum symbolises the hollow enclosure of an echo chamber – a loss of balance when identity becomes multiplied by surroundings