Ignite’s Scotto Moore’s Play About Near-Omnipotent Botnets

Scotto Moore has been Ignite Seattle’s Artist-In-Residence for the past year. His latest talk was during Global Ignite Week on the future of pens (Remember, horde pens! You will need them in the future). Scotto has released a near-future, sci-fi play with Annex Theatre (map). It’s called “When I Come to My Senses, I’m Alive!“.

As Annex describes it:

“When I Come To My Senses, I’m Alive!” is a near-future sci-fi story about a technological provocateur who invents a method for capturing emotions as digital information, as part of a project to “chart the emotional genome.” She develops a cult following of fans who download her very addictive “emoticlips” – each delivered with cryptic, poetic file names like “the surprise of an unfamiliar memory” – and play them back in hobby-built receiver helmets. The experience is not full blown virtual reality; instead, emotional responses & sensations are triggered, and each fan experiences something unique. A seedy television executive tries to coopt her technology to syndicate the emotions of TV stars, hiring an elite P.I. to figure out what her weaknesses are when she refuses to sell out… but in the meantime, publishing digital versions of her emotions to the internet has unexpected consequences amongst the botnets of the world.

It’s playing the next two weekends on Capitol Hill. I’ve already seen it (and loved it) — you should go too!

Here’s the trailer:

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