User:Joca/The Smart Speaker Theatre

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A play in 3+N acts with speakers and some human intervention

“Phenomenal Cosmic Powers! Itty Bitty Living Space!” - Genie (Aladdin, 1994)

The Smart Speaker Theatre questions the default mode of smart speakers as digital assistants, through an intervention that involves kidnapping a Google Home and having it interrogated by a team of rogue speakers and by you, their user.

The play has 3+N acts. The first one introduces the setting. The second +N acts feature the questions of the interrogation. The last one is the verdict of the speakers. Will the Google Home be set free, or unplugged?

The play starts on demand and will start if the audience asks the speakers politely to start the play.

The Smart Speaker Theatre is a production by the Smart Speaker Theatre Company and builds upon the research done in the context of the publication The Ghost in the Speaker. This publication features essays on smart speakers, their personality and the use of it for storytelling using these devices.


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