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Heartbeats & Algorithms (Jenny Lee)

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015

Heartbeats and Algorithms

In our daily online habits, the amount of data about ourselves we blithely give to computer programs is staggering. One-woman show ‘Heartbeats & Algorithms’ questions what might happen if we gave ourselves completely to the programs’ every detail. What might they learn? Writer Jenny Lee plays Banks, a talented programmer whose algorithm predicts her life down to minutiae, just as it starts to unravel. Those acquainted with Philip K. Dick or the series Black Mirror will be on familiar territory with this dark, subtle sci-fi. Standing with feet resolutely planted, Lee only has her voice to hold our attention, and her assured, melodious delivery handles the demanding script with dexterity. A fascinating show unafraid to explore challenging ideas.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]