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ELIZA’S Adventures in the Uncanny Valley


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    Eugene O'Brien  Gavin Quinn 

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    In the early 1960s, MIT developed artificial intelligence software called ELIZA, its title a direct reference to Shaw’s Pygmalion. ELIZA made certain kinds of natural language conversations between humans and computers possible. But of course, intelligent response is a trick. It all has to be scripted. So how can a robot write poetry? This Eliza is sent into an anonymous motel, where she interacts with four characters who are all mysteriously booked into the same room. Some of them seem to be barely alive, others too much so, and others may not be real. The audience is an observer to a test: Eliza is both learning from and assessing these individuals. In a series of scripted scenes, they explore love, death, metaphysics, evil and evolution, probing the points in our society where boundaries may be on the verge of disintegrating: between technology and organic life, or between consciousness, non-consciousness and unconsciousness.

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  • Dáta an Chéad Léirithe

    04 October 2018

  • Nótaí faoin Léiriú

    Produced as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. 

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    Produced by Pan Pan

  • Ionad an Chéad Léirithe

    Samuel Beckett Theatre

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Marvin Andrew Bennett
Eliza Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
Mrs H Jane McGrath
Sophia Amy Molloy
Eric Dylan Tighe
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Gavin Quinn
Grianghrafadóireacht Ros Kavanagh
Noelia Ruiz
Leas-Bhainisteoir Stáitse Grainne McKnight
Bainisteoir Stáitse Aaron Kennedy
Bainisteoir Léirithe Rob Usher (1)
Cúntóir Deartha Fenna von Hirschheydt
Ciara Fleming
Stiúrthóir Cúnta Ciara Fleming
Drámatuirg Nick Johnson
Katherine O'Malley
Dearthóir Fuaime Si Schroeder
Dearthóir Aedin Cosgrove
Léiritheoir Aoife White

Scripteanna Neamhfhoilsithe

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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, with additional information taken from the Dublin Theatre Festival programme.