Technoself: A thesis presentation / by Michael Bergmann

This Friday I will be presenting my thesis work. 

Technoself is a performance, representing the culmination of my studies in the Projection Design concentration MFA. It is structured as series of interconnected episodes, performed together with an overarching theme of examining the role of technology in our lives. 

Taking a theatrical and narrative direction, the goal is not just to look at technology as a tool, but rather to see how it is a fundamental part of our personal lives, relationships, communication, and experiences. Ground Cafe is the perfect venue for this, as it is a physical example of a human meeting place imbued and enveloped by technology. The episodes will combine music, recorded and live monologues, and projections utilizing the venue's LED wall, as well as digital projectors. It will be performed by me, with the assistance of a few of my peers. 

The running time will be between 30 and 45 minutes. 

Where:

Ground Cafe, first floor of the Becton Engineering Center at 15 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT.

 

When:

Friday April 25, at 7pm and 9pm. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to michael.bergmann@yale.edu