SOULMATES: (NOT) FOUND
“Soulmates: (Not) Found” is an immersive and interactive experience exploring the implications of Artificial Intelligence on human life and one of its most enigmatic concepts - the soul.
To decrease growing alienation among humans, scientists have developed an algorithm that helps people find their ultimate platonic soulmates. The technology is now being implemented in public spaces in its test-flight mode and is led by artificial intelligence (AI).
You find yourself on board the first AI-rlines, opting in to participate in the experiment. Along with your fellow passengers, you will be put through a series of social experiments, devised by the digital mind using centuries of scientific study and, occasionally, classical poetry. Will you find your soulmate(s) beside you? It’s up to you and a (questionably) soulless AI pilot.
In this light-hearted interactive play, you'll be presented with deep philosophical questions, reflect on programming glitches and, in the end, witness the theatre and AI technology come together to send a message to humanity.
Genre: immersive, interactive, experimental, AI
Writer, Director: Natalia Yandyganova
Producer: Joyce Lao
Co-producers: Sabrina Morabito, Anna Bredikhina
"We are not a cult. We serve science and civil aviation."
- AI Pilot, Aida
This project is Fiscally Sponsored by 501(c)(3) New York Foundation for The Arts and has a non-profit status. It is also an introduction to our "The Waiting Room" Series.
Premiere: August 3rd, West Port Oracle, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
“Such a fun show and terrific use of new technologies in an audience participation setting!.”
- Ariel Estrada